Visiting Oman Medical College leadership to attend Commencement

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The achievements of 704 new West Virginia University Health Sciences graduates will be celebrated over a weekend of activities marking WVU’s 142nd Commencement.

The WVU Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy will honor their respective grads at ceremonies May 14 and 15. Receptions for graduates and their families will follow each event.

Two visiting leaders from Oman Medical College (OMC) will attend Saturday’s School of Medicine ceremony. As founder of OMC, Dr. P. Mohamed Ali is a member of the school’s Board of Directors and Governing Council. Dr. Saleh Al Kusaibi is dean of OMC.

Oman Medical College has operated in academic partnership with the WVU School of Medicine and School of Pharmacy since 2001.

The schedule of Health Sciences ceremonies is as follows:

Saturday, May 14

8:30 a.m. -- School of Medicine (M.D., Ph.D. programs), Creative Arts Center

The School of Medicine will award 93 Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) diplomas and Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy (M.D./Ph.D.) degrees.

9:30 a.m. -- School of Dentistry, Morgantown Event Center

75 diplomas will be awarded by the School of Dentistry, including 48 Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degrees.

12:30 p.m. -- School of Nursing, Morgantown Event Center

The School of Nursing will award 181 diplomas, including five Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees and four Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) degrees.

4 p.m. -- School of Pharmacy, Morgantown Event Center

89 diplomas will be awarded by the School of Pharmacy, including 84 Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degrees.

Sunday, May 15

10 a.m. -- School of Medicine (professional programs), Morgantown Event Center
(includes Community Medicine and Public Health, Exercise Physiology, Medical Laboratory Science, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy professionals)

266 students in the School of Medicine’s professional programs will receive diplomas, including 30 Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) candidates.

*Graduate totals listed include students completing studies in August 2011.

For more information: Amy Johns, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
lal: 05-12-11