I've been in this wonderful position for about a year and this week I get to participate in my first multi-disciplinary commencement exercise (I had the honor to graduate our PA's last Fall). What an honor! As I reflect on this first year, without a doubt one of the most rewarding aspects of being president of Salus has been interacting with our wonderful students and faculty. So for this blog entry I want to take a few moments to thank our world-class faculty for the time and energy you all put into making Salus programs the absolute best in the world. And to our fantastic students - as you prepare to graduate this week, thank you for your willingness to learn, explore new ideas and your intellectual honesty as you've pursued your specific degrees.
You are now ready to take your place in today's complex healthcare delivery world. You're extremely well-prepared and have all the necessary tools to be successful clinicians, therapists and educators. You know how to cure and now, more than ever, you must always remember to care.
On behalf of all of us at Salus, we wish each and every one of you the very best of luck (you really won't need that) as you begin your new professional careers.
You are now part of the Salus DNA; while many of us will come and go as the years pass, Salus will ALWAYS be your academic home and alma mater. Please remember to look back every once in a while to maintain your ties to where your professional careers began. I'm looking forward to shaking your hands on commencement day!