Thursday, May 31, 2018

Graduation Week 2018: Rehearsal Fun

GA-PCOM DO Class of 2018

The first day of graduation week required a trip to campus to pick up our tams, gowns, and graduation tickets. Since rotation sites at my school take place in many different cities and states, it was the first time many of us had seen each other since our second year of medical school. It was most certainly a great reunion!

Thanks for the goodies!

The day started with trying on our graduation regalia followed by a class picture. We were dying in the heat, and the sun was shining directly in our eyes, but the photographer managed to get a great photo. He even let us take a silly class photo (above) which completely captured the fun and loving spirit of my class. The PCOM Alumni Association also gifted us with tote bags and in them were alumni lapels and a book of poems for doctors gifted by an anonymous donor. I look forward to reading it for inspiration as I make my way through residency and beyond. We were also given letters that we wrote to ourselves during orientation four years ago, but I’ll share that in a separate post. 

Love my crew :)

We realized that we probably wouldn’t have much time during graduation to take pictures, so we seized the opportunity to take group pictures that day. I’m so glad we did, because finding people after graduation was complete chaos! I’m definitely going to miss my classmates, but the world is getting great physicians, and I’m excited to see what’s in store on everyone’s journey.


The last and final highlight of the day was the awesome BBQ the school put together for us. Food is my weakness, so having my pick of veggies, burgers, ribs, mac & cheese, desserts, and a variety of other foods made for one happy lady. I also couldn’t pass up another photo op, so I was excited to take a picture and share what my PCOM degree means to me. That pretty much sums up day one of the graduation festivities. Up next, I look forward to sharing with you all the letter I wrote to myself four years ago.

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