First convocation for Paul L. Foster School of Medicine students
El Paso — Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso will hold convocation ceremonies for the inaugural class of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine at 4 p.m., Friday at the Plaza Theatre. The 40-member inaugural class began its educational journey in 2009.
During the convocation ceremony, the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine students will receive recognition during a hooding ceremony. The hooding signifies student’s success in completing the graduate program. Some students have elected to have a close family member with a doctoral degree hood them during the ceremony.
Paul L. Foster, executive chairman of Western Refining, and the school’s namesake, will address the students at the convocation ceremony.
Presentation of awards will be made during the ceremony, including the Gold-Headed Cane Award, which is given to an individual deemed by students and faculty to best exemplify attributes most desirable in a competent and caring physician. An engraved plaque honoring the Gold-Headed Cane recipient will be kept on display in the glass cases of the Medical Education Building throughout the years.
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