KCU-Joplin medical school held its second commencement ceremony today.
More than 150 students graduated with approximately 1,000 people looking on at Leggett & Platt Athletic Center at Missouri Southern State University.
The ceremonies took place without masks, social distancing, guest restrictions and other COVID-19 restrictions.
Since elementary school, twin sisters Alexis and Morgan Clare, now 27, have wanted to become doctors.
They attended the University of Florida together for their undergraduate education and went on to Tulane University in New Orleans for their master’s degrees.
Today, the Clare twins graduated from KCU-Joplin.
Now, as doctors of osteopathic medicine, they will go into residency together.
The Clare sisters have both matched into the general surgery program at Belmont Health Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan.
Though they joke about being “the most twinning-twins” you will meet, matching to the same city for residency was not a priority- it just turned out that way.
The sisters say they strive to be female physicians who are “kind, steadfast and competent, always lifting one another up, along with their future patients”.
All the graduates from KCU-Joplin will move into residencies nationwide.