For Immediate Release
May 18, 2004
COM Commencement
Contact: John Holder at (979) 458-0669
Office of Communications
The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center
College of Medicine Commencement Exercises for 67 Graduates This Week
The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine will hold its commencement ceremony, Saturday, May 22, at 2 p.m. at Rudder Auditorium on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. Commencement speaker will be William Robert Kiser, M.D., M.A., F.A.A.F.P.., captain in the United States Navy’s Medical Corps
Fifty-nine medical students (M.D. recipients) will graduate at these exercises, and eight doctoral (Ph.D.) students in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences will also graduate.
Captain Kiser is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and former president of the Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians. He has held faculty appointments at University of Washington College of Medicine, Texas A&M University College of Medicine and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Previously he represented the U.S. Navy to the American Medical Association Section on Medical Schools. Captain Kiser has published and lectured widely on various topics including ethics, medical humanities and evidence-based health care. His military decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards).
Admission to the commencement ceremony is free and does not require a ticket.
The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center provides the state with health education, outreach and research. Its five components located in communities throughout Texas are Baylor College of Dentistry, the College of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Institute of Biosciences and Technology and the School of Rural Public Health.

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