First Class of Bridges Curriculum Graduates from the UCSF School of Medicine

June 8, 2020 | By
Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke during the virtual ceremony.

Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke during the virtual ceremony.

When the Class of 2020 started medical school in 2016, this group of students helped pioneer the new Bridges Curriculum, which represented a major shift in medical education. Now, this group, who graduated on May 18, will join the workforce during a global pandemic and are well equipped to serve the patients in their communities, solve some of the biggest challenges in health care today, and contribute to the mitigation of the COVID-19 as future physician leaders. 

This year, the UCSF School of Medicine held its first ever virtual commencement, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program, which included an inspirational keynote by Associate Dean David Wofsy, a student speech by new alumnus Dr. Nathan Kim, and surprise cameos from Mayor London Breed, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellman, Actor Katherine Heigl, 49’ers Coach Katie Sowers, and alumna Dr. Priscilla Chan, was highly personalized and provided opportunities for loved ones near and far to share in the celebration.

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