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May 14 is the MD Class of 2017’s Convocation Ceremony at the Hawaii Theatre
Pictured: Festivities after the MD 2016 Convocation Ceremony
May 14, 2017 is both Mother’s Day and a time to celebrate the new degrees awarded to the MD Class of 2017 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa) John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). The convocation ceremony is all about letting the new MDs celebrate with their families. It is characterized by meaningful tributes by the new MDs to those who inspired and sustained them during their long educational journey. The graduating MDs publicly present that “special person” in their lives a maile lei on stage. Convocation also includes numerous awards which provide financial gifts to graduating students who have shown special excellence during their training.