Class of 2022 Commencement

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

When and Where

UC San Diego - School of Medicine Commencement
Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. PST

The 2022 School of Medicine Commencement Ceremony will be held on the Medical Education and Telemedicine (MET) Lawn.  Please join us for our broadcast of the UC San Diego School of Medicine Commencement ceremony. Click the YouTube link below to access the livestream. 





2022 commencement speaker 

DR. lucy kalanithi

Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, MD, FACP, is the widow of the late Dr. Paul Kalanithi, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, When Breath Becomes Air, for which she wrote the epilogue. An internal medicine physician and faculty member at the Stanford School of Medicine in Palo Alto, CA, she completed her medical degree at Yale, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society, her residency at the University of California-San Francisco, and a postdoctoral fellowship training in healthcare delivery innovation at Stanford’s Clinical Excellence Research Center.

At the cross-section of her career as a medical professional and her personal experience standing alongside her husband during his life, diagnosis, treatment, and death, Dr. Kalanithi has special interests in healthcare value, meaning in medicine, patient-centered care and, end-of-life care. She has appeared on PBS NewsHour, NPR Morning Edition, and Yahoo News with Katie Couric, and been interviewed for People, NPR, and The New York Times. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her daughter, Elizabeth Acadia.