USD Sanford School of Medicine Graduates 51

Photo of class of 2017 Medical School graduates. The class of 2017 Sanford School of Medicine graduates.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The 2017 graduation convocation for the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine featured 51 graduates at a May 5 ceremony at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Dr. Thomas J. Huber, a physician in Pierre, South Dakota and member of the USD Sanford School of Medicine faculty, was the graduation convocation speaker. Dr. Huber graduated from the medical school in 1977.

The medical school’s class of 2017 includes 30 men and 21 women. Forty-four of the graduates hail from 16 hometowns in South Dakota.

View the full list of 2017 USD Sanford School of Medicine graduates.


USD's Sanford School of Medicine is nationally known for excellence. With its award-winning curriculum, the school prepares medical students to practice in all fields of medicine and is particularly recognized and ranked for its reputation in family medicine and rural medicine. In addition to the M.D., it offers graduate degrees in basic biomedical science, sustains a vibrant and forward-looking research agenda, and is home to the interdisciplinary Center for Brain and Behavioral Research.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 205 undergraduate and 73 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 17:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 17 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Michael Ewald
USD News