Virtual Parents & Partners Orientation

July 2021

Dear Parents and Partners of the UC San Diego School of Medicine Class of 2025,

We are very pleased that your loved one is joining the UC San Diego School of Medicine community and we welcome you to our extended family. I am writing now to invite you to attend the Parents and Partners Orientation on Friday, September 3, 2021 at the School of Medicine.

The Parents and Partners Orientation is designed to help parents, siblings, spouses and significant others better understand the medical school experience. We hope you will be able to join us. If you plan to attend the Parents and Partners Orientation, please register in advance using the link provided here: REGISTER 

Following the Orientation, the School of Medicine’s White Coat Ceremony will take place at 11:00 AM. The ceremony is where our new medical students recite the Oath of Hippocrates and receive their first white coats. We encourage family and friends who cannot attend in person to view the ceremony via livestream. The link will be provided prior to the event.

The White Coat Ceremony reinforces the important values and principles upon which the profession of Medicine is based and we trust will mark the beginning of a long career of service for your loved one. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Student Affairs at or 858.534.3700 with any questions.

We know this is an exciting time for our new students and we trust it also is for you. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Michelle Daniel, M.D., MHPE, FACEP
Vice Dean for Medical Education



​ 8:00 - 8:30am​Welcome from Dr. Michelle Daniel, M.D., MHPE, FACEP
Vice Dean for Medical Education
​ 8:30 - 8:45am​The Medical School Curriculum
Sean Evans M.D. Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education
​ 8:45 - 9:00am​Helping your Student Be Successful in Medical School
Kama Guluma, M.D. Associate Dean, Admissions and Student Affairs
​ 9:00 - 10:00amStudent ​Panel Discussion:
Supporting Medical Students
​ 10:00- 11:00am​Break/ Travel Time
​ 11:00am - 1:00pm
​White Coat Ceremony (Live Stream Available)
Parents and Partners Orientation is sponsored by the UC San Diego Medical Alumni Association.