More than 180 uniformed medical students and graduate students of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Hebert School of Medicine — “America’s Medical School” — will receive diplomas on Saturday, May 15, Armed Forces Day, in a ceremony held on the university’s campus.
Navy Capt. (Dr.) Eric Elster, the Chair and Norman M. Rich Professor of Surgery for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) Department of Surgery, has been named as the new Dean of the Hébert School of Medicine at USU, following a lengthy national search. Elster will be responsible for the undergraduate medical education of more than 680 uniformed medical students and more than 340 military and civilian graduate students each year. He succeeds Dr. Arthur Kellermann, who left last year to become senior vice president of the Health Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University and CEO of the VCU Health System.