DGSOM hosted a variety of events throughout the year for faculty, staff and students
Coffee with the Dean
Cultural North Star Annual Refocus Groups
Community Health Fairs
Virtual Summer Camp
5K for Los Angeles
Student societies organized a virtual 5k for Los Angeles in which they raised funds for a Los Angeles nonprofit organization.
Latino Medical Student Association’s Lennox Health Fair
Latino Medical Student Association partnered with Dolores Huerta Elementary School to host their annual Lennox Health Fair, which provided many resources to the community.
Senior Scholarship Day
Dr. Oscar Echeverria, member of the Class of 2022, was honored with the U.S. Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Award at the Senior Scholarship Day in March.
Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association Conference
The Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association (APAMSA) hosted a conference during AAPI Heritage Month, “Stop the Hate: Addressing AAPI Racism in Healthcare and Society,” at Geffen Hall as well as hosting several health fairs across L.A. County.
Global Health Case Competition
UCLA’s first Global Health Case Competition brought together multidisciplinary student teams from across campus to solve pressing global health problems.
White Coat Ceremony
In addition to our traditional ceremony welcoming the new medical school class to the DGSOM community and the medical profession, 2022 celebrated a belated White Coat Ceremony for the medical student class that matriculated in the fall 2020. This milestone celebration was an opportunity to celebrate the Class of 2024 as they embarked on their clerkship training. Dr. Feranmi Okanlami, DGSOM faculty, leader, and advocate for people with disabilities, provided the keynote address for this ceremony.
Cultural North Star Community Socials
DGSOM quarterly community socials were launched in summer 2022 to provide a venue for faculty, staff, students, trainees, and leaders to (re)connect and build community. The in-person gatherings presented opportunities to welcome new community members, celebrate team accomplishments, and recognize colleagues.