On Saturday, May 11, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine held its commencement ceremony for the Class of 2019. Thirty-seven members of the class earned their medical degree and will soon head across the country for residencies in a variety of specialties.

The class is the college's sixth to graduate, but this is the first class to earn their degree from Virginia Tech, following integration of the college into the university last summer.

VT President Timothy Sands
Virginia Tech President Timothy Sands attended the medical school's graduation and congratulated the class on their achievements.
Andrew Barr
Andrew Barr served as one of the student speakers.
Nathan Ziman
Nathan Ziman gave the second student remarks.
John Burton
The class selected John Burton, chair of emergency medicine for VTCSOM and Carilion Clinic, to give faculty remarks.
Nancy Howell Agee
Nancy Howell Agee, president and CEO of Carilion Clinic, was the keynote speaker.
Rebecca Gates receives her hood
Rebecca Gates receives her hood.
Interim Dean Daniel Harrington distributed the diplomas to each member of the class.
Interim Dean Daniel Harrington distributed the diplomas to each member of the class.
The stage party reads the Hippocratic Oath
The class and all other physicians in attendance read the Hippocratic Oath.
The class stands to be recognized.
The class stands to be recognized.