Class of 2022 Celebrates Graduation In-person for First Time Since 2019
On May 12, 2022, the UCSF School of Medicine graduating class of 2022 joined together with loved ones, leadership, faculty, and staff, for the first in-person commencement ceremony since 2019. It was a spirited celebration that honored the 148 graduates who showed courage, creativity, and determination as they completed the first step of their medical education during a pandemic.
School of Medicine Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD, noted that the class of 2022 had already demonstrated their commitment to service by showing up in inspiring ways during the pandemic – volunteering at vaccination clinics, collecting thousands of masks for hospitals in short supply, organizing blood drives, and developing accessible health literacy materials in various languages.
“You have acquired skills that allow physicians to respond swiftly, effectively, and compassionately to all aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said. “I have confidence that just as you handled the changes of the last two years with grace and understanding, you will embody those qualities as you embark on this next chapter of your career.”