The future begins now

The UF College of Medicine class of 2018 receives medical degrees during annual commencement ceremony May 19

By: Tyler Francischine
Student speaker Cindy Medina Pabon, M.D. '18 Student Hippocratic Award winner Cindy Medina Pabon, M.D. '18, addressed her classmates during Saturday's commencement. Photo by Mindy C. Miller

From students to physicians

Saturday's ceremony ended with Patrick Duff, M.D., associate dean for student affairs, leading the new physicians in reciting the Hippocratic Oath and administering the oath of office to the class’s four new military officers. Cordell Hachinsky, M.D. ’18, will soon serve in Fort Benning, Georgia, at the Martin Army Hospital. “The UF College of Medicine prides itself on being a family, and so does the Army,” he said. “That feeling I had during my time here will continue as I serve in the military.” Photo by Mindy C. Miller