2021 Physician’s Oath and Hooding Ceremony


Date Saturday, May 22, 2021
Time 1:30pm PT
Location Available via the UWSOM YouTube channel


About the Ceremony

The students graduating in 2021 are the 72nd 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 2021 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.