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PURCH Class of 2022 Graduates from UMass Chan Medical School

June 06, 2022
Dean Andrew Artenstein at 2022 UMass Chan Commencement

The Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health Class of 2022 graduated on Sunday June 5, 2022 at UMass Chan Medical School's 49th commencement ceremony in Worcester.

PURCH graduate Iha Kaul was the commencement speaker for the T.H. Chan School of Medicine's Class of 2022.

The day before, students, their families, faculty, and deans were welcomed to a virtual pre-graduation celebration by Dr. Andrew Artenstein, Regional Executive Dean, UMass Medical School-Baystate.

Reflections by Class Speaker Joshua Erban

Class speaker Joshua Erban shared his reflections on the PURCH educational experience, saying, "We’ve learned a lot from our amazing faculty who showed us how they practice what they preach, and how they bring their values to the forefront regardless of their specialty."

He acknowledged that he might not recall many OSD lectures, but he will vividly remember almost every patient interaction he's had.

Dr. Erban concluded by saying he would be honored to have any one of his classmates be his physician, because he knows they will be excellent, compassionate doctors who will listen to their patients and go the extra mile.

PURCH Awards

2nd Annual Trailblazer Award

Deirdre Buckley MD received the second Trailblazer Award—and the first to an individual recipient—to acknowledge her efforts in creating new opportunities for future students.

Inaugural Anthony P. Lovell MD Memorial Endowed Award for Excellence

Molly Ingemi MD is the recipient of the inaugural Lovell Award in recognition of her outstanding achievement as a graduating medical student from UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate who is returning to Baystate Health for residency training.

Awards for Teaching

Resident Teaching Award

Dr Maria Sarmiento

Maria Sarmiento DO
Psychiatry Resident

Faculty Teaching Award

Dr Anna Clarke

Anna Clarke MD
Hospital Medicine

Community Faculty Award

Lisa Clinton

Lisa Clinton
Job Corps

Jenise Katalina, Baystate Community Faculty

Jenise Katalina
Women of Color Health Equity Collective

UMass Chan Awards

Remillard Family Community Service Fund
Emily Adler, Meghan Harrington, Tatiana Petrovick

Massachusetts Medical Society Scholars Award
Deirdre Buckley

American Women’s Medical Association Award, Glasgow-Rubin Citations for Academic Achievement
Deirdre Buckley, Simone Thibault

Alpha Omega Alpha Certificates
Deirdre Buckley, Olivia Nuelle, Ryan Payne, Kimberly Reimold, Simone Thibault

Ann Nemitz Memorial Award
Brownyn Wada-Gill

Marianne Felice Adolescent Health Award
Wanlu Xu

Richard Hunter Award for Excellence in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Deirdre Buckley

Karen Green Award for Social Justice (OB-GYN)
Simone Thibault

Richard Glew Award for Outstanding Performance in Medicine
Deirdre Buckley

John Efstathiou Memorial Award
Olivia Nuelle

Outstanding Medical Educator
Harry Hoar III MD, Liza Gonen Smith MD

Congratulations to the New Doctors!

PURCH Class of 2022 with their Whitecoats

Emily Adler, MD
Deirdre Buckley, MD
Colby Cayton, MD
Lauren Cralle, MD
Christine (Callahan) Donohue, MD
Heloise Dubois, MD
Joshua Erban, MD
Christine Grech, MD
Olivia (Mandile) Hall, MD
Meghan Harrington, MD
Molly Ingemi, MD
Alexander Kaplan, MD
Iha Kaul, MD
Leo Kuwama, MD

Jessica Ma, MD
Eleanor McClements, MD
Theodore Medling, MD
Olivia Nuelle, MD
Emily Nuss, MD
Ryan Payne, MD
Tatiana Petrovick, MD
Kimberly Reimold, MD
Dina Roche, MD
Prithwijit Roychowdhury, MD
Simone Thibault, MD
Bronwyn Wada-Gill, MD
Wanlu Xu, MD

More about the PURCH Class of 2022...

 > Iha Kaul's Graduation Speech to The T.H. Chan School Of Medicine Class Of 2022

 > Deirdre Buckley MD Honored with 2022 PURCH Trailblazer Award

> Incoming Resident Molly Ingemi Receives Baystate's Inaugural Anthony P. Lovell Award for Excellence

 > PURCH Class Of 2022 Celebrates Successful Match Day

 > Graduating PURCH Medical Students Present 4-Year Capstone Projects

 > Nine PURCH Students Inducted into Gold Humanism Honor Society

Class of 2022 Flashback

Remember your Whitecoat ceremony way back in 2018?
PURCH Class of 2022 Whitecoat Ceremony