As the Class of 2022 works to complete their final graduation requirements, our programs on the school of medicine campus have been diligently collaborating on ways to celebrate their accomplishments. Our plans remain contingent on our community’s COVID-19 status, the guidance of public health officials, and N.C. guidelines. At this point, we anticipate a return to more traditional Hooding and Commencement exercises, and we are excited to celebrate our students’ achievements.

The following information pertains to Hooding and Commencement activities for the degree programs at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.  

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

On Sunday, May 15, 2022, at 4:00 pm, the candidates for the degree of Doctor of Medicine will participate in a Hooding Celebration at Wait Chapel on the Wake Forest Reynolda Campus. The ceremony will include an address from key leadership, a guest speaker, administration of the professional oath, and reading of names to recognize the achievement of each student.

Master of Medical Science (PA)

On Sunday, May 15, 2022, at 9:00 am, the candidates for the degree of Master of Medical Science participated in a Hooding and Awards ceremony at Biotech Place. The ceremony included an address from key leadership, reading of graduates' names to recognize the achievement of each student, administration of the professional oath, and presentation of faculty and student awards, as well as students' diplomas.

Watch the PA Program Graduation

Biomedical Graduate Programs (MS/PhD)

On Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 3:00 pm, the candidates for the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy from the Biomedical Graduate Programs will participate in a ceremony at Wait Chapel on the Wake Forest Reynolda campus. The ceremony will include an address from an alumni speaker, and a reading of names to recognize the achievement of each student, and degrees will be conferred. Graduating students will process and be hooded during the ceremony. For additional questions, please consult the Biomedical Graduate Programs Hooding and Commencement FAQ page

Updates and Questions

Public health conditions and guidance are shifting rapidly, and we may continue to refine plans to celebrate our graduates and protect the health of our community in the weeks ahead. Additional information will be shared with students as it becomes available. Questions about each event can be directed to the following contacts:

MD Program
The Office of Student Affairs
stuserv@wakehealth.edu 
PA Program
Elise Gmuca
egmuca@wakehealth.edu 
Graduate School
Denise Wolfe
dewolfe@wakehealth.edu