Wednesday, May 8th 2013, was a huge day for 50 men and women as they became the 3rd graduating class from UA College of Medicine in downtown Phoenix Arizona. Fifty is a big number for the downtown Campus of UA College of Medicine… especially when you realize the past graduating classes were about half this size.
There were several great statements made at this year’s commencement address. Here were some of my favorites:
Allon Kahn who gave the student address said:
“Savor this moment, remember whenever you feel complacency and apathy sneaking in, remember how excited you were to become a doctor. Live to better the lives of others and remember that this is your calling.”
President Ann Weaver Hart quoted author Mary Catherine Bateson saying:
“We are called to join to in a dance whose steps we must learn along the way.” Hart went on to say… “ladies and gentlemen of the Class of 2012\3, the dance floor is open.”
Since opening its doors in 2007, UA Medical in downtown Phoenix has added 117 physicians to the mix. Even more important to Arizona is about 1/2 have chosen to stay in Arizona where a critical shortage of doctors has worried many. Congrats not only to the new docs, but to the College as well.
BTW… as downtown real estate guys, we’ve noticed a huge increase is medical based clients looking for homes. In the past year we’ve helped a number of doctors, nurses, researcher and others in the industry find a place downtown. As a city, we really are changing and the dreams of our city leaders to be a medical and genetics powerhouse are coming true.
Gene Urban & Ron Urban
The Urban Team at Realty Executives
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