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Many professions require rigorous study, but none quite as noble as the field of medicine. Doctors all have the same focus, the same ultimate goal, to do no harm, to put the patient first and keep this solemn vow no matter how challenging the circumstances. This valiant profession requires years of practical course work, rotations, and residencies.

Graduation is a date each medical student looks forward to when they begin their journey to become an osteopathic physician. At each campus, every spring commencement is held for the newest physicians. It is a celebration of their hard work and accomplishments that they and their families and friends can take part in. During graduation, the new physicians recite the Osteopathic Oath, which affirms dedication to the osteopathic principles and practice.