2020 Physician’s Oath and Hooding Ceremony


Date Saturday, May 23, 2020
Time 1:30-3:00pm Pacific Time
Location Videostream will be available on the UWSOM YouTube Channel


About the Ceremony

The students graduating in 2020 are the 71st 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 2020 Physician’s Oath & Hooding Ceremony​

University of Washington Commencement Ceremony

The University of Washington commencement ceremony is held following the completion of spring quarter in June. 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.