DETROIT (WWJ) – About 300 students earned the title of doctor during ceremonies earlier Tuesday at Wayne State University. Among them, Anthony Van Vreede who wants to pursue a career in dermatology.

So, is he looking to make a breakthrough in the treatment of skin cancer?

“I really haven’t had a ton of experence in that (skin cancer treatment) but you are right, finding cures for other things – like they’ve definitely made tons of progress; like finding different treatments for melonoma. Life has been prolonged, now relative to years ago, they are doing an excellent job with new research,” said Vreede.

Van Vreede says he plans to continue working right here in Michigan.

University President Allan Gilmour spoke with WWJ’s Pat Sweeting about the new graduates:

“They are entering into a great profession, caring for people and many people need to be cared for – and so, as our guest speaker said, ‘be humble, be creative at the same time, but take care of people,”” said Gilmour.

Sixty percent of Wayne State medical graduates will do their residency in the Michigan.


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