American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) today celebrated its commencement ceremony at the Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Florida, and recognized nearly 400 graduates, who join AUC alumni practicing medicine in all 50 U.S. states and globally.
Shlee Song, M.D., was the keynote speaker. Dr. Song is a 2003 AUC graduate and, as the Director of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Stroke Center in Los Angeles, California, oversees one of the busiest stroke centers in the country.
“AUC has a strong tradition of inviting our alumni to speak at commencement to encourage and inspire our newest graduates, and show them just how far their degree can take them. We’re honored to have Dr. Song be a part of that tradition today,” said Heidi Chumley, M.D., executive dean of AUC. “Dr. Song is a true leader in the neurology field. Her development of a telemedicine program for stroke patients is increasing access to crucial services, and, as an educator, she helps train the next generation of neurologists.”
Dr. Song has been with Cedars-Sinai for the past seven years and has worked on numerous steering committees. She also serves as the principal investigator on multiple national and international clinical trials, the most recent of which was published in the Annals of Neurology using a protocol she helped develop.
As the previous program director for the vascular neurology fellowship program at Cedars-Sinai, she has trained many stroke neurologists who practice in the southern California. Additionally, she continues her educational role as the associate director of the residency program in the department of neurology.
“American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine was pivotal in my medical career and the path I ultimately chose to follow,” said Dr. Song. “I’m proud to join AUC as the keynote speaker for this year’s commencement.”
After graduating from AUC, Dr. Song completed her neurology residency at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., before conducting a clinical fellowship and stroke research at the National Institute of Health in Maryland, which is the nation’s medical research agency, and one of the world’s foremost medical research centers.
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Source: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine