“Go Out and Heal Some Folks”

During the Commencement Ceremony for the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine on May 20, Robert Macauley, M.D., stepped away from the podium to deliver a more intimate address to the Class of 2018. He told a story from the night before his first day of residency, when he was stopped by a police officer whose wise advice would stick with him for decades.

Macauley is the Cambia Health Foundation Endowed Chair in Pediatric Palliative Care and medical director of the Bridges Palliative Care Team at Oregon Health and Science University. Until June 2017, he served as a professor of pediatrics and medical director of clinical ethics at the UVM Larner College of Medicine and UVM Medical Center.

Watch Dr. Macauley’s Commencement Address to the Class of 2018:


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