Highlights from Commencement 2024

May 31, 2024

Congratulations to the Class of 2024, who began their medical journey at the height of a global pandemic and now start their next chapter as Spartan MDs!


A Snapshot of the Class of 2024

This year’s graduating class brings the total alumni to 6,236 Spartan MDs. One hundred percent of graduates will go on to residency this summer, with more than half staying in Michigan. Check out Class of 2024 infographic for a snapshot of graduate demographics, residency data and participation in medically underserved programs.

Class of 2024 infographic


MSUCHM_Commencements_0587.jpgBecoming Spartan MDs

Donna Tran and Kyle Burton are new graduates from the College of Human Medicine and, motivated in part by personal experience, plan on careers helping patients and families dealing with cancer.

Read more: Class of 2024 Embarks on the Next Chapter in Medicine

Commencement Program

MSUCHM_Commencement_2024_stage.jpgThe Commencement Ceremony was held at Breslin Student Event Center on May 4, 2024. Dean Aron Sousa, MD, conferred the degrees of 181 medical doctors and welcomed them to the profession. As they crossed the stage, many celebrated the moment with their children while others were hooded by their physician parents. The ceremony included a keynote address from Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD, former MSU interim president and MSU Foundation Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology.

Watch the full Commencement program

“Raise your hand. First of all, it never hurts. Secondly, you might do something really profound that will impact generations to come.”
Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD

Picture-Perfect Moments

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