School of Medicine to hold virtual commencement this Saturday


Mercer University School of Medicine will hold a virtual commencement on Saturday, May 2, at 2 p.m. At that time, a video of the ceremony will be posted on the medical school’s commencement webpage for viewing.

Since many of the graduates will soon depart for residency programs around the country, the School of Medicine is proceeding with its commencement on the originally scheduled date while adapting it to a virtual format due to social distancing measures being taken during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Saturday’s virtual ceremony will include nearly all the same components of a traditional commencement, including a welcome from Mercer University President William D. Underwood, greetings from School of Medicine Dean Jean Sumner, M.D., and the introduction of several special guests by Mercer Provost D. Scott Davis, Ph.D.

The special guests — numerous notable Georgians representing a diversity of fields such as politics, music and sports — will each share words of encouragement with the School of Medicine’s Class of 2020, composed of native Georgians set to begin the next step in their journeys to use their talents to better the state and beyond.

Learn more about the School of Medicine’s virtual commencement at


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