Virtual Program - Parents & Partners Orientation

July 2020

Dear Parents and Partners of the UC San Diego School of Medicine Class of 2024,

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 4, 2020 via an Interactive Webinar using the Zoom video conferencing. 

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 via Zoom, 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 1:00 PM. The ceremony is where our new medical students recite the Oath of Hippocrates and receive their first white coats. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this event will only be for student participants to attend. We encourage family and friends to view the ceremony via a livestream option. 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!

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