Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Life in Pictures and Hashtags: Commencement '15


"Work is love made visible."

~ Kahlil Gibran

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This year I came armed with Raybans.

#brightfuturescallforshades #sodotears #ialwayscryeveryyear


My sole survivor from SG Beta. Love her with my entire heart. I just get her.

#thebestisyettocome


The one who makes me weepiest.

#wanttokeepherinmypocket


They sit us side by side every year. Bad idea.

#shenaniganseverysingleyear #rolemodelstho #laughterisgoodmedicine #smizing #wefierce


I'm usually still just happy on this part. The water works come later.

#cantyoufeelthejoy #proudmoment #mybabies


It's surreal to know your students since the first day of medical school and then watch them march in to be hooded as bona fide physicians. And by surreal I mean awesome.

#smallgroupgamma #feelsliketheyjustgothere


One of the best people I know.

#goodtothecore #ifigetsickcalldrgeigerstat


This is what strength looks like. 

#youseetheglory #iknowthestory #mdphD #prouddaughter


You know how you wish for your babies to grow up and fall in love with someone wonderful? It's even better when you, too, love the wonderful person your baby falls in love with.

#ultimatepowercouple #allyoucouldwant #laurenrules


Ever meet someone with such excellent manners that you think they're pulling your leg? But then find out that they just happen to actually be a kind soul and nothing gives? Oh, you haven't? You need to meet Dr. Lockwood. For reals.

#professionalismpersonified #heartofplatinum


Nettie told Miss Celie, "Nothing but death could keep me from it." She was speaking of her love for her sister. That also goes for my colleague Cliff and his small group advisees. 

#resilience #dedication #ultimaterolemodel



I love seeing my friends all dressed up in regalia. I am particularly fond of Wendy's Harvard crimson. 

#swanky #theyknewtogivethattosomeonelikewendy #youcouldnttellmenothingifihadthatregalia #wouldgetamatchingboldlipandWERKit


Love this one.

#expectgreatthings #callherifdrgeigerisnotthere


And so it begins.

#nowaterworksyet


Wait for it. . . .

#justatinybitverklempt


I've known them since the first day of orientation, remember?

#fadingfast


#tryingtoholdittogether


Yeah. By this point it was a wrap. Bless my heart.

#thedeansareusedtoitnow #lookatdeanlarsen #healmostsmackedme 


This.

#theirswaggerismickjagger


THESE two proud parents (Dr. and Dr. Umpierrez) hooded their older daughter last year and (my advisee) their youngest daughter Erica, this year. Both honor society inductees and student leaders. Pretty much a big deal family. Ummm. . yeah. Pretty much.

#youcouldnttellmenothinifiwasthem #howbossisthat #BOOM #thatsthemicdropping


See? If Wendy had known she was going to win the highest teaching award at Emory--The Evangeline Papageorge Distinguished Teaching Award--she might have gone for that matching bold lip I was talking about. Ha. Her parents (from Michigan), her best friend (from Pittsburgh), and her children (uh, they live with her) surprised her. It was so awesome.

An added cool thing? Shanta sent her parents the link to a blog post I wrote about the meaning of that award. None of it was lost on any of them which, I think, made it even more pivotal for them. Her dad said, "I'm indescribably proud." I can't think of a cooler thing to hear a parent say.

#welldeserved #aboss #smartestpersoniknow #wewereproudtoo


Women need women friends. Shanta (the Profesora in Pittsburgh) is a die hard true friend whose loyalty defies description. She rules.

#hugsthatspeakvolumes #shecamefrompittsburgh #andgotherparentstherefrommichigan


A proud advisor selfie. For no reason. I'm certain someone was going to smack me here.

#becauseImhappy #donthate #imabloggerremember



This. This is why I always take photos.

#yougoglenncoco #feelinggroovy


And this. Hands down my favorite image of the entire day. If it doesn't make you happy, something is seriously wrong with you. Trust me, I'm a doctor.

#joyonathousandtrillion


More of my favorite super girl.

#acuteonchronicpride


This woman, Dr. Cathy M. makes me think of this awesome quote from the student commencement speaker, whose powerful speech brought us all to tears:

"We now know that mentorship is just a fancy name for friendship with adults."

~ Shreya Rao, MD, EUSOM '15

Becoming one of her mentors felt divine. 

#yesthis #bestquoteever #outofsightneveroutofmind



And it's never official until we get that last "mean mug."

#asmallgrouptradition #SGgamma


Bonus images:

These two gifts given to me by my graduating small group advisees in 2013 and 2015 exemplify why we all go so hard. This is what happens when we leave it all on the field. Thank you Dan. . .and thank you Anand for remembering Dan's story. . .  and then for destroying my mascara with this kind, kind gesture.


#alwaysastorybehindtheglory #firstchoicePenn



#bestmomentever #dejavu #firstchoiceUW #gohardorgohome



#bestjobever

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Happy Commencement. Coming in July: Small Group Epsilon. Wow.

And as is tradition for every one of my graduating small groups, here is a 2 and a half minute journey through the last four years with them--courtesy of the Beatles (duh.) Once again, it's been a dream.



3 comments:

  1. It's like every year you get to deliver these beautiful people out into the world with your love and wisdom all in them.
    What am amazing thing! I wish them all the greatest success!

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  2. You are the doctor I aspire to be. (What Would Dr. Manning Do? has a nice ring to it.) I love seeing the students you teach and how much love you have for them!

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