June 8, 2021
Twenty-one college students from the Wyoming-WWAMI Medical Training Program on the College of Wyoming campus obtained their medical levels in a component digital, half in-person ceremony Might 22 within the Wyoming Union Yellowstone Ballroom.
Members of the coming into 2017 (E17) class of medical college students, together with two college students from the E16 class, have been joined by WWAMI school and employees members, in addition to over 80 family and friends, to have fun this milestone on the pathway to turning into absolutely licensed physicians.
Their levels mirror two years of the foundations part of their training within the College of Wyoming Faculty of Well being Sciences, adopted by two years of scientific work all through the WWAMI area (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho). The levels are awarded by the College of Washington Faculty of Drugs.
Usually, the College of Washington Faculty of Drugs has a commencement ceremony at Benaroya Corridor in Seattle, Wash., every year, however the in-person ceremony was canceled for the second 12 months in a row because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Drs. Heidi Hanekamp (E17 class president) and Sarah Maze contacted the Wyoming-WWAMI workplace when the College of Washington Faculty of Drugs introduced that its annual ceremony was canceled and requested that the ceremony for Wyoming-WWAMI graduates be finished in individual on the campus of the College of Wyoming. Tim Robinson, director of Wyoming-WWAMI, was comfortable to oblige.
“We have been in a position to safe the College of Wyoming Union Yellowstone Ballroom, the place we may socially distance, so we felt snug holding the occasion in individual,” Robinson says. “Our school and employees labored exhausting to drag the occasion off. It was fantastic having the chance to get these glorious college students again collectively as a category, and each considered one of our graduates this 12 months was in a position to take part within the ceremony.”
Dr. Paul Johnson, Wyoming-WWAMI alumnus and otolaryngologist with the Ivinson Medical Group, served because the keynote speaker for the commencement ceremony and started by noting the challenges these college students had overcome.
“I’d like to start out by saying these previous 14 months of the COVID-19 pandemic introduced unimaginable challenges to our lives whereas attempting to be taught and supply medical care to our sufferers,” Johnson mentioned. “I congratulate all of you for coming by these distinctive challenges and know you’ll be higher physicians for it.”
Every year, the Wyoming Medical Society (WMS) awards the Centennial Scholarship to an excellent medical faculty graduate. Award recipients are chosen based mostly on dedication to service and dedication to studying. This 12 months’s recipient is Maze, of Ranchester. She attended the College of Wyoming and graduated with levels in physiology and Spanish. Along with her research, Maze demonstrated her dedication to service by quite a few endeavors in medical faculty, together with instructing about gestational diabetes on the Wind River Indian Reservation and in Nepal. She’s going to proceed her coaching on the Household Drugs Residency of Idaho in Boise.
Along with the WMS scholarship, the Wyoming Academy of Household Physicians (WAFP) Scholarship is awarded to graduating medical faculty college students for his or her excellent efficiency and dedication to household drugs, and who’re matching right into a household drugs residency. Dr. John Haeberle, a household drugs doctor in Laramie and medical faculty mentor, offered this 12 months’s WAFP Scholarship to 2 graduates: Maze and Hanekamp, who’s from Laramie.
Dr. Yvette Haeberle, WWAMI scientific curriculum director, led college students in reciting the Doctor’s Oath, formally known as the Hippocratic Oath. The oath represents a binding settlement that physicians conduct themselves correctly and within the care of their sufferers.
In a particular recognition honoring Robinson for his service, John Willford, a scientific assistant professor, offered Robinson with presents from college students, employees, school and buddies, which included messages thanking him for his service, which started in 2013.
Following their commencement, the medical college students will start their residencies at college instructing hospitals all through the US.
Wyoming’s latest physicians, listed right here by hometown and identify, are:
Cheyenne — Dillon Brown, Trevor Mordhorst and Sabrina Wilcox.
Cody — Madeleine Birch, Jackson Schmidt and Ethan Slight.
Douglas — Aaron Robertson.
Gillette — Spencer Pecha, Jordan Reed and Mason Stillman.
Inexperienced River — Michael Robison.
Laramie — Lingga Adidharma, Tappy Gish, Heidi Hanekamp and Joshua Henry.
Powell — Olivia Rogers and Giandor Saltz.
Ranchester — Sarah Maze.
Rock Springs — Cody Hansen, Austin Lever and Kelsey Tuttle.