You Are So Much—And Now Today You Are Finally Doctors

June 10, 2022
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Iha Kaul MD, new graduate of the Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health track, spoke on behalf of the entire T.H. Chan School of Medicine's Class of 2022 at the 49th Commencement ceremony on Sunday, June 5, 2022.

Dr. Kaul rose to the podium to great applause and spoke to her class's resilience and great compassion during a pandemic that nearly stopped their education.

"As we move on to our next chapter we will wonder if we are enough. You are researchers, allies, singers, artists, parents, siblings, and comedians. You've lost loved ones and created new life."

You are so much—and now today you are finally doctors

Watch her touching and humorous six minute speech.


In 2021, Kaul was one of the inaugural recipients of the Equity in Action Student Award which recognizes students promoting equity and anti-racism. She was also inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society along with seven of her classmates.

Dr. Kaul is entering Urology Residency at Brown University.

 > Profile of Dr. Iha Kaul

More about the PURCH Class of 2022...

 > PURCH Class Of 2022 Graduates From UMass Chan Medical School

 > Iha Kaul named T.H. Chan School of Medicine Class Speaker

 > 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

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