Graduation Ceremony: 41 Graduates at the Faculty of Medicine

Medical studies at the JKU is Austria’s first medical degree program to be offered as part of a Bachelor’s-Master’s degree system.

Impressions from the graduation ceremony
Impressions from the graduation ceremony

The JKU’s Faculty of Medicine is educating a new generation of physicians. 41 medical students have graduated and celebrated the successful completion of their studies. The academic ceremony took place at the new MED Campus (Lecture Hall 1) for the first time. Diplomas were conferred to two undergraduate students and 39 graduate students, whereby women made up the majority of Master’s recipients (24) as opposed to their male colleagues (15).

Vice-Rector Elgin Drda, Univ. Prof. Andreas Gruber (Promoter Dean of Research), and Univ.-Prof. Franz Fellner (Dean of Academic Affairs) attended the graduation ceremony.

Vice-Rector Elgin Drda remarked: "The shortage of physicians, especially on account of demographic developments, is an enormous social challenge. I am very pleased that the JKU’s Faculty of Medicine is contributing significantly to a high quality of healthcare in Upper Austria by offering a hands-on, future-oriented medical degree program. I would like to congratulate the future physicians and I wish them all the best in their future endeavors."

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