Touro University Nevada Spring Commencement
New medical and educational professionals graduated
On Sunday, May 17 the university graduated 280 medical and educational professionals at its Spring Commencement ceremony. Touro graduates included physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, and osteopathic physicians.
Nearly 20% of the osteopathic medical graduates matched locally to a residency, more than twice the rate for any other medical school in Nevada. Touro is helping to meet the need for physicians here in Nevada. In all, 99% of Touro’s spring osteopathic medical graduates have residency positions.
“I am so proud of these graduates and what they have accomplished,” stated Shelley Berkley, CEO and Senior Provost of Touro University Nevada. “I know they will have successful careers in healthcare and education and be the leaders and mentors for future generations of Touro students.”
For the first time in their ten year history, during the ceremony Touro bestowed honorary doctorates on Sharon Sigesmund Pierce and Stephen C. Pierce who have demonstrated a dedication and commitment to the Jewish community of Southern Nevada and provided Touro generous support for the expansion of the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Through their gift, the university will double the capacity of the Autism Center and better meet the increasing needs of families in the community.