Graduation

Class of 2021 Doctor of Medicine Virtual Academic Hooding Ceremony

Physician's Oath

An oath is traditionally taken by physicians pertaining to the ethical practice of medicine. It is widely believed that the original oath was written by Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, in the 4th century BC.

 

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In-Person Viewing & Celebration FAQs

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Dean, Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D., invites graduates of the Class of 2021 and their guests* to the 2021 Doctor of Medicine Academic Hooding Ceremony Viewing & Celebration.

Graduates, please register by Sunday, May 3. In compliance with Nevada Directive 037 advanced registration is required for entry. *Each graduating student may register themselves and up to 3 guests who are from the same household or who are comfortable and willing to sit together. Graduates, please register your pod in a single transaction. Please have emails and phone numbers of each of your guests available when registering for contact tracing purposes.

  • Is the virtual event still happening?

    Yes, our virtual event is moving forward! This event will be available to all and streamed at 1 p.m. PDT on Friday, May 14 on this webpage. This virtual event is also what people at the in-person celebration will view.

  • I am a graduate, how do I ensure I am included in the virtual ceremony which will be viewed at the in-person celebration?

    To ensure inclusion in the virtual ceremony graduates recorded or self-submitted contributions by Tuesday, April 20th.

  • What does the in-person event entail?

    The in-person event will include refreshments and a live viewing of the virtual ceremony. During the viewing of the in-person event a member of your pod may hood you at your assigned seat when you are congratulated as “Dr. Your Name.” Following the viewing of the virtual ceremony, the in-person event will also include socially distanced diploma presentations from Dean Schwenk and a class recitation of the Physician’s Oath.

  • Attire, what do I wear as a graduate?

    Please wear your full regalia and bring your hood. See Q3 for how your hood comes into play.

  • How does seating work?

    Seating is assigned and guests must remain in their designated seat for the duration of the program with exceptions for graduates and hooders see Q3. Your pod will have assigned seating at a single 5 foot round table. Each table is 6 feet from neighboring tables. Our approval allows up to 4 individuals per table. Children must be registered and do count toward the three allotted guests. Please register your pod in a single transaction. Please have emails and phone numbers of each of your guests available when registering for contact tracing purposes.

  • Who received an invitation?

    An invitation was circulated to 2021 Doctor of Medicine Graduates. Each graduate is responsible for registering their pod if they wish to participate. This invitation will not be circulated outside the graduating class and should not be forwarded.

  • Who is invited?

    Our in-person celebration is available for graduating students who may register themselves and up to 3 guests who are from the same household or who are comfortable and willing to sit together. The invitation circulated to graduates includes links to register and request additional guests via our waitlist. Please connect with your graduate to learn if they have registered you.

  • I am a graduate and I would like more than 3 guests to attend. What can I do?

    Please submit an additional pod waitlist request prior to May 3. Our approval to host an in-person event permits up to 4 guests in a pod at a single 5 foot round table. The venue can accommodate up to 60 table pods and your class has 64 graduates. We anticipate not all graduates will be in town or choose to participate in an in-person celebration. The week of May 4 we will review how many, if any tables are still available. Any available tables after the May 3 registration deadline will become available to graduates who submitted an additional pod waitlist request prior to May 3. The waitlist will be addressed in order of submissions and is subject to availability. If you are contacted about the waitlist you will have 24 hours to register your additional pod before the table is offered to another waitlister. Note: we do not guarantee proximity of pods registered to the same graduate.

  • Why is the in-person event off campus?

    The Atlantis has the resources and capacity to facilitate COVID-19 health screening-survey and Temperature Checks upon arrival. Any individual not passing the health screening-survey or with a temperature of 100.4° Fahrenheit will not be admitted in compliance with Nevada Guidance for Safe Gatherings. In addition, no University facilities to accommodate up to 250 individuals are available.

  • How will check-in work on event day?

    Following the COVID-19 health screening-survey and Temperature Checks at venue entrances guests will check-in outside the Grand Ballrooms where advanced registration will be confirmed and you will be notified of your assigned seats prior to admission.

  • How is this different from the University’s main commencement?

    The University’s main commencement’s inclusion of “School of Medicine” on Saturday, May 15 at 9 a.m. is only for Physician Assistant Studies and Speech Pathology graduates. UNR Med holds a dedicated Doctor of Medicine Academic Hooding Ceremony for graduating medical students.

  • Will I be required to wear a mask and social distance?

    Per Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, the state of Nevada currently enforces Directive 024 requiring Nevadans and visitors to wear face coverings when in public. Upon registering, all guests will agree to wear a mask at all times when not actively eating or drinking. Guests will also agree to maintain at least 6 feet of social distancing from those not in their pod at all times. Guests who are not compliant will be asked to leave the premises.

  • Are UNR Med faculty and staff attending?

    Our in-person celebration is available for graduating students who may register themselves and up to 3 guests who are from the same household or who are comfortable and willing to sit together. UNR Med faculty and staff in attendance must be registered by a graduate.