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IU School of Medicine ceremony celebrates new health care professionals

IU School of Medicine graduation 2023

INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana University School of Medicine celebrated the Class of 2023 graduates with a recognition ceremony Monday, May 8, 2023, at the Indiana Convention Center.

At this year’s ceremony, IU School of Medicine faculty member Carmella Evans-Molina, MD, PhD was the keynote speaker. Evans-Molina is the director of the Indiana Diabetes Research Center as well as the Eli Lilly and Company Professor of Pediatric Diabetes. Student speakers included Purva Patel, who graduated with an MD, and Lauren Hirschfeld, who graduated with a PhD. 

In addition to 401 doctorate- and master-level degrees awarded this year, 143 associate and Bachelor of Science degrees and 55 certificates were awarded to students in the IU School of Medicine Health Professions Program. The Health Professions Program awards degrees in histotechnology, paramedic science, radiology, cytotechnology, clinical laboratory science, medical technology, nuclear medicine technology, radiation therapy and respiratory therapy.

Also, 18 students graduated from the Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging program from the IU School of Medicine—Fort Wayne campus.

Total numbers of degrees awarded by IU School of Medicine include:

  • 357 MD graduates
  • 44 PhD graduates
  • 7 combined MD/PhD graduates
  • 77 MS graduates, including 15 Master’s in Medical Science (MSMS) and three MSMS-Foundational Sciences graduates
  • 143 associate- and bachelor-level degrees awarded
  • 55 certificates

About IU School of Medicine

IU School of Medicine is the largest medical school in the United States and is annually ranked among the top medical schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The school offers high-quality medical education, access to leading medical research and rich campus life in nine Indiana cities, including rural and urban locations consistently recognized for livability.