Memorial Service

Our first year medical and pharmacy students have put together a tribute for our donors.

2021 Memorial Service Tribute

UCSD Body Donor Program Memorial Service 2021 Written Supplemental

We are planning for a Memorial Service to take place on our campus for all to attend in May 2023.  Invitations will be sent in April 2023.  Please contact us at if you need to update your address or need to be added to the invitation list.

Each Memorial Weekend the first year medical and pharmacy students organize a memorial service for the families of the donors from the past year. They gather to honor the donors and show their gratitude for the education they are provided by the donation. The service consists of administration and faculty speaking about the importance of each donation and the benefit the donations provide to health science education and research. Students will share words of appreciation or musical numbers to express how much the donor meant to their education.

The memorial service is followed by a reception that allows students and families to share stories and thoughtful words with each other.

An invitation is mailed to the families of the donors from the previous year but anyone is welcome to RSVP and attend the service.

Highlights of the 2013 Memorial Service