Commencement 2024


Commencement 2024 is a remarkable time to honor and celebrate the hard work and dedication of every member of the Class of 2024. On this landing page, you can access all of our commencement content, ranging from alumni advice to a “behind-the-scenes” profile about how GSDM’s commencement announcer prepares for the big day.
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Once Strangers, Now Closest Friends: GSDM Commencement 2024 Toasts to Camaraderie

Nearly 300 predoctoral students, postdoctoral residents, and postgraduate students were recognized for fulfilling their degree and certificate programs during the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine 2024 Commencement Convocation Ceremony, at the Boston University Track and Tennis Center on Friday, May 17. More

Alumni Spotlight: Advice for the Class of 2024  

The lives of every graduate in the GSDM Class of 2024 graduate are about to change, as they prepare to embark on an emerging dental career. The graduates are joining an extensive alumni network of exceptional clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, and innovators who are spread across 63 countries and 49 states. We asked GSDM alumni to give motivating advice to the latest GSDM graduates about life after dental school. More

“Behind the Scenes” of Commencement: How Afsheen Lakhani DMD 06 AEGD 07, Director of Group Practices and Clinical Associate Professor of General Dentistry, Prepares as Commencement Announcer

For the third installment of our ongoing “Behind the Scenes” series, we spoke with Afsheen Lakhani DMD 06 AEGD 07, GSDM director of group practices and clinical associate professor of general dentistry, about her journey to becoming our commencement announcer and how she is preparing to read every name from the GSDM graduating Class of 2024 and announce them live to a crowd of loved ones during this year’s Commencement ceremony. More

The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Boston University Medical Campus Anatomy Donor Memorial Service Returns as an Annual End-of-Year Tribute

The 2024 Boston University Medical Campus Anatomy Donor Memorial Service, “Garden of Gratitude,” took place on Friday, May 3, in Hiebert Lounge. This was the first BUMC anatomy donor memorial service since 2019. For Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine students, body dissection is a critical part of their anatomy education, making the memorial service an emotional rite of passage. More