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Graduates urged to embrace lifelong learning, adapt to change at medical school’s 111th commencement

A person in doctoral graduation robe stands on stage hugging two children
Steve Fisch
Jun 16 2019
Stanford, Students

Embracing the outlook of a “student for life” is the best way to adapt to the inevitable changes, challenges and opportunities ahead, Stanford Provost Persis Drell, PhD, told School of Medicine graduates on June 15.

“The goal of your training was not to fill you up with knowledge and send you out into the world. The goal of your training at Stanford was to help you learn and embrace being a student for a lifetime,” she said. “My advice to you: In a world that encourages increasing specialization, hold on to that sense of being a student.”

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Graduating speaker Alejandro Schuler is a 2017 DARE Fellow.

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