Commencement Address - Loyola Stritch School of Medicine

I had the honor of delivering the commencement address to the Loyola Stritch School of Medicine Class of 2018. Being in the presence of 165 exuberant new medical doctors was inspiring, and a reminder of how fortunate I am to serve in this profession.

With a nod to St. Ignatius of Loyola, my address centered on three themes for the new MDs:

  1. Humanity - Guard it. It is one of the greatest gifts you have.

  2. Authenticity - Do not trade it for acceptance.

  3. Vulnerability - It is a source of power, not weakness.

The ceremony and reception were memorable events which I will always treasure. You can watch the entire address below.

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Brian H. Williams, MD