Class of 2024 UCSF/SFSU DPT White Coat Ceremony

Join us to celebrate our newest UCSF/SFSU Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2024! This momentous occasion signifies the entrance into the physical therapy profession and transition into clinical studies.

Event Details

Date: Monday, February 28, 2022

Time: 6:00pm PST

Location: Premiering on YouTube on February 28

Keynote Speaker

Sharon Gorman, PT, DPTSc, is a Professor of Physical Therapy at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA. She teaches Doctor of Physical Therapy students in the areas of acute care and management of medically complex patients. She has been actively incorporating simulation-based education into her courses since 2008, and works interprofessionally with the accredited Health Sciences Simulation Center at Samuel Merritt. Dr. Gorman received her Doctor of Science degree in Physical Therapy at University of California/San Francisco State University, a Master of Science in Health Science at San Francisco State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Mt. St. Mary’s University, Los Angeles. Dr. Gorman is board certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as a Geriatric Clinical Specialist and is a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow of the National Academies of Practice. Dr. Gorman is Chief Financial Officer and founding Board member of Hands for Global Health, a non-governmental charitable organization committed to empowering health professions students to take leadership roles in global health. Dr. Gorman’s professional service spans local district, state, and national American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) elected positions, committees, and volunteer activities. She currently serves Secretary of the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy’s Simulation in PTE Education Consortium and a California Delegate to the APTA House of Delegates. Dr. Gorman is the creator of the Function In Sitting Test, and is actively engaged in research investigating the psychometric and predictive qualities of this standardized outcome measure. In 2017, Dr. Gorman was named UCSF/SFSU Physical Therapy Program Alumni of the Year.


Frequently Asked Questions


How do I attend?

On February 28, return to this page to access the YouTube link. At 6:00pm PST, the video will begin on YouTube and everyone will be able to watch at the same time.

Will I be able to see or hear other attendees?

No, you will not be able to see or hear other attendees, but you can interact with others using the live chat feature.

What if I am unable to attend?

After the event, the video will be available on the same YouTube link for you to watch (or rewatch) at any time!