2020 MD, PhD, and Dual Degree Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 15, 2020
The ceremony will be held virtually. A link will be provided.

Please Note: The 2020 Commencement will be held virtually. Please tune in with the link that will be provided at the recommended time.

  • 2 pm: Commencement Ceremony Begins
  • 3 pm: Commencement Ceremony Concludes

***IMPORTANT INFORMATION***

Unfortunately, caps and gowns will not be available in time for your Commencement. We ask that students continue to order their cap and gowns if you would like to have them to take pictures. Herff Jones will work with students to make sure their orders are received and mailed out. You will receive an email in the coming days from Herff Jones regarding your order.

 Orders placed will be rented and shipped by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai at no cost to you. To order your cap and gown, please visit collegegrad.herffjones.com. If you have further questions, please contact Steven Clarke at Herff Jones: 516-223-2572; thegraduateguy@aol.com.

Our virtual ceremony will be pre-recorded and livestreamed and follow the below program:

Processional

Grand Marshal

Tonia Kim, MD, Associate Professor, Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

 

Greetings

Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mount Sinai Health System

 James S. Tisch, Co-Chairman of The Boards of Trustees, Mount Sinai Health System

 Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School Of Medicine at Mount Sinai; President for Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System

 

Commencement Address

Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation

 VADM Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, 20th Surgeon General, United States Of America

 

Conferral of Honorary Degrees

Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School Of Medicine at Mount Sinai; President for Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System

 Recipients:

Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation

VADM Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, 20th Surgeon General, United States Of America

 

Conferral of Student Degrees – PhD

PhD Student Speaker

Jennie Altman, Candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences and Neuroscience

 PhD Oath Reader

David Dominguez-Sola, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Oncological Sciences and Pathology

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

 Dean's Address

Marta Filizola, PhD, Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

 PhD Student Videos

PhD – Biomedical & Neurosciences

 

Conferral of Student Degrees – MD

MD Student Speaker

Benjamin Asriel, Candidate for Doctor of Medicine

 MD Oath Reader

Jacob Appel, MD, MS, MPH, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Medical Education, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dean's Address

David Muller, MD, FACP, Dean for Medical Education, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

 MD Student Videos

  • MD/PhD
  • MD/MSCR
  • MD/MPH
  • MD

 

Recessional

Grand Marshal

Tonia Kim, MD, Associate Professor, Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

This will be done a bit differently this year but, stay tuned for what we have in store.

It very important that all students check their emails during this time for important information regarding Commencement.

You will be allowed to take photos with your cap and gown but you MUST return your cap, gown, and hood to Herff Jones at the end of the rental period.

Q: Will there still be a Commencement Ceremony?
A: Yes! Just virtually and reimagined.

Q: What does a Virtual Commencement entail?
A: Good Question. Same parts as an in-person ceremony, just online. We are working with everyone to make this virtual Commencement great.

Q: How long is the ceremony?
A: The ceremony is approximately one hour. 

Q: How do I or my family and friends watch the ceremony?
A: Link will be provided to share with your friends and family a few days before Commencement.

Q: Should I still order my cap and gown?
A: Yes! Please order your cap and gowns with Herff Jones by April 6, 2020. All cap and gowns will be delivered to the addresses provided during your order. 

Q: How will my degree get conferred?
A: This will be done a bit differently this year but, stay tuned for what we have in store.