[MUSIC PLAYING] SPEAKER 1: Now, after years of dedication and focus, we are poised to make a difference, not just in your own careers, but in the live of many others. Congratulations to the class of 2017.
SPEAKER 2: I'm at a loss of words, honestly. It's finally real. Finally happened.
SPEAKER 3: Caring my daughter across the stage was just amazing. I'm really proud to be able to share that moment with her. I would, obviously, like to thank my mentor David [? Solid ?] and Chris Sanders. Both of them mentored me for the last six years, and they really helped me become the professional that I am today.
SPEAKER 4: Every day, I'm reminded that I didn't get here by myself, and the least I could do is give back to my community and other people who supported me on this journey. I'm especially grateful to my mentor Dr. Mike Munro. He never stop believing in me. With him by my side, I know I could do it.
SPEAKER 5: Olav Anderson of the MD PhD program was an incredible mentor and steward of their program.
SPEAKER 6: I want to give a special shout out to Dr. Tirsit Asfaw, who's been my OB-GYN mentor, and also to Dr. Joo Kang, who has been very supportive of me, taught me to really believe in myself.
SPEAKER 7: I'm just so happy, but also kind of sad. I'm emotional that I'm leaving this step of my life to go on to the next phase.
SPEAKER 8: I'm a mom of five children, so I'm just trying to tell the moms, it's never too late and be ambitious.
SPEAKER 9: Weill Cornell is a place that encourages you to develop your own passions. I think this is one of the proudest moments of my life.
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On June 1st, 2017, Weill Cornell Medicine celebrated Commencement, honoring 275 students who joined a network of alumni who continue to advance and inspire innovation in the field of medicine.