Manitoba’s newest health professionals will officially graduate on May 23 at morning and afternoon convocation ceremonies in the Brodie Centre Atrium on the U of M Bannatyne campus.
The graduates represent three colleges of the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences: the Max Rady College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry and the School of Dental Hygiene.
The Medicine Class of 2019 includes 109 graduates. As they move on to residency training, 70 of the graduates (64 per cent) are staying in Manitoba. Of the 36 undertaking residencies in family medicine in the province, five will be in northern and remote locations and 20 in rural locations.
The class includes 11 students of self-declared Indigenous ancestry and six French-speaking students who are graduating in the college’s bilingual stream.
“In all the colleges of the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, we are making progress toward our goals of greater equity, diversity and inclusion,” said Dr. Brian Postl, dean of the Max Rady College of Medicine, dean of the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences and vice-provost (health sciences).
“We are committed to educating health-care professionals who reflect the populations we serve. I am particularly proud to see 11 students of Indigenous heritage receiving their medical degrees as we celebrate all our graduates’ achievements on the Bannatyne campus.”
At the afternoon ceremony, the graduating Dentistry Class will include 33 students, the Dental Hygiene Class 29 students, and the Pharmacy Class 47 students.