While most people aren’t happy to have to go to the dentist, that doesn’t mean dentists aren’t happy people.
The 107 newly-minted dentists to graduate from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine celebrated the completion of this portion of their studies with a six-minute video set to Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk.”
During their recent commencement ceremony, held at NJPAC in Newark, Kim Fenesy, senior associate dean for academic affairs, described the class:
- Sixty percent are their family’s first generation of doctors and 9 percent are the first generation in the family to go to college.
- For more than half, English is their family’s second language.
- Class members range in age from mid-twenties to mid-forties.
- Graduating students from the Internationally Trained DMD program came from twelve different nations: Egypt, India, Iraq, Israel, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, Russian Federation, and Ukraine.
Here they are looking slightly more conventional: