"In our Perelman School of Medicine our recent classes have been organized into teams, which we believe will position our students to work in the changing, new healthcare system now under development. At the same time, our recent graduates place a higher value on a balanced lifestyle, with more time for their families. They are able to deal with the profusion of new knowledge because they are adept at evaluating it with the help of new information technologies. They are certainly more proficient at using newer electronic devices. To think that playing video games could help prepare a doctor to perform delicate robotic surgery!"
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
Drew Pinsky, M.D., host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Loveline" and assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the Keck School
"This ceremony is one of the few degrees that once conferred changes who you are and what you can do and your relationship to the world forever. So, my esteemed colleagues to be, I welcome you to this profession."