May 20, 2002

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Henderson Commencement Speaker for Hopkins School of Medicine

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will award doctor of medicine degrees to 114 women and men from 25 states and six foreign countries at the commencement exercises May 23, 2002. The class is the 107th to graduate since the school opened in 1893. Johns Hopkins is among the most selective medical schools in the nation, with 4,654 applicants for 120 places for the freshman class this fall.

Donald A. Henderson, M.D, M.P.H., who served as director of the U.S. Office of Public Health Preparedness, will be the School of Medicine Convocation speaker.

Members of this year's graduating class will continue training at 51 hospitals and medical institutions in 23 states.

The School of Medicine commencement ceremony will be held at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall at 2:30 p.m.

Among the graduation stories to cover:

* A West Point graduate who served in the Gulf War and Panama. He worked for the Department of Defense before deciding he wanted to become a doctor.

* It's who you are, not where you're from: The stereotypes one graduate who grew up in East Baltimore overcomes.


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