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UA College of Medicine graduates more than 100 new doctors

TUCSON — There are more than 100 graduates in the University of Arizona’s college of medicine class of 2019.

Thursday night they officially became part of health care’s future.

Nathan Sherman earned his MBA from UA in 2018. Now, he’s graduating from the UA College of Medicine.

“As physicians we ought to be leaders,” Sherman said. “It’s an incredible opportunity to get a great degree from a great university, to take that forward and continue treating people here in Arizona.”

Sherman is a new father and soon on his way to a residency in orthopedic surgery.

“I can’t wait,” he said. “I got another five years here so it will be wonderful.”

2019 College of Medicine class speaker Brady Laughlin lost his father, a doctor, to colon cancer.

“Dad, thank you for being brave,” Laughlin said, “so that some day I can be brave too and thank you for always fighting so that someday I can give someone else a fighting chance.

Laughlin will begin his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix in Radiation Oncology.

Eric Fink

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