Cousins Graduate Together, Continue Family Tradition
MIAMI - Two men are continuing a family legacy at one medical school in Miami.
Phillip and Paul Tenzel are first cousins who received their doctor of medicine degrees on Saturday from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. And they're not the first to do so in their family.
Their fathers and an uncle are ophthalmologists and Miller School alums. Their grandfather, Richard Tenzel, taught and practiced at the school's Bascom Palmer Eye Institute from 1960 to 1991. On Match Day, the cousins wore a bowtie and light blue jacket in honor of their grandfather.
Phillip Tenzel will continue the ophthalmology tradition while Paul Tenzel's residency is in general surgery.
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