Dear Parents and Partners of the UC San Diego School of Medicine Class
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or 858.534.5215 with any
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