2022 Physician’s Oath and Hooding Ceremony

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Date Saturday, May 28, 2022
Time 1:30pm PT
Location Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA & via livestream
 

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

 

All graduates and attendees (including children) are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Test results must be provided by an accepted test provider, laboratory or health care provider. Graduates and attendees who do not meet this requirement will not be allowed to attend the ceremony.

  • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination can be achieved by:
    • Showing your original physical vaccine card
    • Presenting a photograph of your vaccine card as a document
    • Presenting a photograph of your vaccine card on your electronic device
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 test can be achieved by:
    • Showing a copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of the ceremony start time
    • Showing a copy of a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 24 hours of the ceremony start time
    • Test results must be provided by an accepted test provider, laboratory or health care provider

Masks must be worn at all times within the building by all graduates and attendees.

Additional information about Benaroya Hall’s COVID prevention requirements and precautions is available on their website.

 

Watch the Ceremony

The 2022 Physician’s Oath & Hooding Ceremony will be available to livestream on Saturday, May 28, 2022. The livestream will begin at 1:20pm PT. You will need to click “play” on the video below to join the stream. If you would like to watch the video in full screen, you will need to click the “Watch on YouTube” button in the bottom left of the video screen.

If you experience any technical challenges after 1:20pm PT, please make sure that you have pressed play, refresh your browser, and/or switch to a new browser (e.g. if you are using Firefox, please switch to Google Chrome or Safari, or vice versa).

About the Ceremony

The students graduating in 2022 are the 73rd class to receive the degree of Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from the University of Washington. The Physician’s Oath & Hooding Ceremony formally acknowledges the achievements of our medical students. Through the administration of the Hippocratic Oath or Physician’s Oath, the ceremony reminds the students of the high standards of performance and behavior to which each aspires and with which each is challenged as they enter upon professional careers as physicians.

Preparing for th​e Physician’s Oath & Hooding Ceremony​

University of Washington Commencement Ceremony

The University of Washington commencement ceremony will be held following the completion of spring quarter on June 11, 2022. Graduating M.D. students are welcome to participate in the event.

As the ongoing development of COVID-19 may impact the format of the university’s ceremony, interested students should refer to the Office of Ceremonies for more details.