Dear Class of 2021 Graduates,
You’ve reached the culmination of years of hard work and perseverance and we are so proud of your achievements. I applaud your dedication, especially during the challenging last year of your program. Your many experiences serving on the front lines of the pandemic at such a critical time in healthcare has shaped you into the amazing healthcare providers you have become and set you on course for a bright future ahead.
The HSDM Class of 2021 will be remembered for your commitment to health equity, diversity, sustainability, and community. Over the course of your academic journey, you’ve advanced important priorities in these areas for the School, and for our profession. You’ve also become skilled clinicians and compassionate caregivers who treat oral health as a critical component of overall health. I know you will go on to make your mark in dental medicine, and continue to propel the field forward.
I hope your time at HSDM has been fulfilling both academically and personally. As an alumnus, I can assure you that the classmates and mentors you’ve met here will remain lifelong friends and colleagues. You now join a distinguished group of alumni who are leaders in the profession, devoted to making a difference in the lives of others. I hope you will hold fond memories of the School, and stay in touch with us and with each other. On behalf of the entire HSDM community, we can’t wait to see where your dreams will take you!
William V. Giannobile, DDS, DMSc96, PD96