Class of 2020 Virtual Commencement

Students after receiving their White Coats

How many of you remember this photo? Here you are now, on the brink of Graduation!

When and Where

To ensure the health and safety of the UC San Diego community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 School of Medicine Commencement Ceremony will be held virtually.

UC San Diego - School of Medicine -- Virtual Commencement
Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. PST
Link Will Be Posted Here Prior to Event
Please join us for our broadcast of the virtual UC San Diego School of Medicine Commencement ceremony. A link to the public streaming webcast of the ceremony will be posted on this page prior to the event. Students participating in the ceremony will be sent a separate link using Zoom.


Our 2019 Commencement Keynote Speaker is Mona Hanna-Attisha, M.D., a pediatrician, professor, public health advocate, and author who spearheaded efforts to reveal, publicize, and fix Flint, Michigan’s water crisis. She has since been called to testify three times before the United States Congress, was awarded the Freedom of Expression Courage Award by PEN America, and was named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2016. 

Dr. Hanna-Attisha created the Pediatric Public Health Initiative, a model program to mitigate the impact of the Flint water crisis. As founder and director of this organization, she combines community and clinical programs, childhood health policy and advocacy, and robust evaluation to give Flint children a better chance at future success.

In her book, What the Eyes Don’t See, and through her personal and inspiring speeches, she motivates audiences to speak out against injustic.

(Dr. Hanna-Attisha Photo Courtesy of MSU Communications and Brand Strategy)