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From Security Guard to Doctor, Class of 2022 Student Speaker Proves that ‘Anything is Possible’

Russell J. Ledet (pictured above) faced and conquered many challenges on his journey to become a doctor.

As a boy growing up in Lake Charles, Louisiana, he never imagined that he would one day be where he is today, graduating from medical school and serving as the Class of 2022 student speaker at the Unified Commencement Ceremony on May 21.

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Inaugural James Doty Compassion Lecture: Compassion, Ethics and Values
James Robert Doty, MD, Stanford University
Founder and Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education


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The class of 2023 was chosen from 12,928 applicants for a class of 190 students representing 97 schools and colleges

The DeBakey Scholars Program is a mentored research program for incoming medical students who choose to apply

You can earn a combined MD and MBA degree in the accelerated 4-year program