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2021 Hooding Ceremony


Robert Alonzo Bashford, MD

Dr. Bashford’s impact on our School and our state is difficult to quantify. He served as Associate Dean for Admissions for many years, presiding over the admission of nearly 1,500 students dedicated – as he put it – to “the genuine journey for a life of science and service.” The graduating class of 2021 was Dr. Bashford’s final recruiting class.

In 2013, he was instrumental in the development of the Kenan Rural Scholars program, building a pipeline of skilled, dedicated physicians, committed to service in our state’s rural, urban, and underserved areas.

An article celebrating Dr. Bashford’s life and work and his obituary were printed in the News and Observer.

2021 Memorial Video

Warm Messages

Dr. Husain Sattar

Pathologist & Creator of Pathoma

Dr. Francis Collins

Director, National Institutes of Health

Commissioning of Military Medical Officers

Presented by Dr. Martin McCaffrey

Kevin Guskiewicz

Chancellor, UNC at Chapel Hill

A Virtual Round of Applause from:

Chairs, Advisors, and OME Staff

Medical Alumni Affairs

A Welcome for the Newest Alumni

Mack Brown

Head Coach, Carolina Football

Hubert Davis

Head Coach, Carolina Basketball