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2012 School of Medicine Convocation Ceremony

Congratulations to the Class of 2012! On May 24, 2012, this distinguished group of graduates embarked on their future careers as physicians and scientists, following in the footsteps of Hopkins greats like Alfred Blalock, Med '22, Denton Cooley, Med '44, Victor McKusick, Med '46 and Peter Agre, Med '74.

During the school's 117th convocation ceremony, of the 289 students to cross the stage, 106 were awarded M.D. degrees and will continue their training at 58 hospitals and medical institutions in 20 states. 152 individuals earned Ph.D. degrees; nine received a dual M.D./Ph.D. degree. Additionally, 16 students graduated with an M.A. degree and six where awarded an M.S. degree.

Please join the School of Medicine Development and Alumni Relations team in congratulating and welcoming our newest alumni!

View a video of the 2012 Convocation Ceremony.
Please see below for a segmented timeline of the ceremony;

Convocation Ceremony Timeline

Processional (00:00:00 – 00:14:49)
The audience is stands as the Academic Procession moved onto the stage and remains standing until after the Invocation.

Invocation (00:14:50 – 00:15:40)
Ty Crowe, Manager, Pastoral Education


Edward D. Miller, The Frances Watt Baker, M.D. and Lenos D. Baker, Jr., M.D., Dean of the Medical Faculty and Chief Executive Officer, Johns Hopkins Medicine (00:15:41 – 00:24:03)

Thomas W. Koenig, Associate Dean for Student Affairs (00:24:05 – 00:26:55)

Amit Jain, Medical student speaker (00:26:56 – 00:31:35)

Peter C. Maloney, Associate Dean for Graduate Student Affairs (00:31:36 – 00:35:50)

Cheryl Mei-Yi Koh, Graduate student speaker (00:35:51 – 00:39:32)

Introduction by Edward D. Miller (00:39:33 – 00:43:00)

Sanjay Gupta, M.D. (00:43:02 – 01:02:55)
CNN Chief Medical Correspondent
Associate Chief of Neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Emory University

Announcement of Awards

Announcement student awards (01:03:00 – 01:10:24)
Thomas W. Koenig

Announcement of the David E. Rogers Award (01:10:25 – 01:11:05)
Ronald R. Peterson, President, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Announcement of Marshalls and Faculty Awards (01:11:06 – 01:18:25)
Edward D. Miller

Presentation of Diplomas
Peter C. Maloney

Master’s degree recipients (01:18:26 – 01:24:10)

Ph.D. degree recipients (01:24:15 – 02:04:50)

M.D. degree recipients (02:04:55 – 02:34:10)
Thomas W. Koenig

The Oath of Hippocrates (02:34:11 – 02:36:42)
Administered by Thomas E. Finucane, Professor of Medicine

Benediction (02:36:43 – 02:37:42)
Ty Crowe

Recessional (02:37:45 – 02:41:21)
The Dean of the Medical Faculty invites all graduates, their relatives and friends, and the members of the faculty to attend a reception immediately following the recessional.