Parents & Partners Orientation

July 2019
Dear Parents and Partners of the UC San Diego School of Medicine Class of 2023,

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, August 30, 2019 on the UC San Diego School of Medicine Campus, which begins at 8:30 in the morning.

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. Your student will be participating in different orientation activities but will join you at lunchtime, the lunch jointly sponsored by the School of Medicine and the School of Medicine Alumni Association. Please register by August 21, if you plan to attend the Parents and Partners Orientation and Lunch.

Following the Orientation, the School of Medicine’s White Coat Ceremony will take place at 1:00 PM, on the School of Medicine East Ceremonial Lawn. This event is open to both immediate and extended family and we encourage you to attend the White Coat Ceremony, in which our new medical students recite the Oath of Hippocrates and receive their first white coats. 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. A reception will follow and will conclude the day’s events.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Student Affairs at or 858.534.5215 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!

Maria C. Savoia, M.D.
Dean for Medical Education
Professor of Medicine