UCSF/SFSU DPT Commencement Ceremony 2021

DPT Class of 2021 in 2018 at White Coat Ceremony


Class of 2021 UCSF/SFSU DPT Commencement Ceremony


Event Details

Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021

Time: 2:00pm PDT

Location: Premiering on YouTube on June 12


Speakers


Cameron Webb, 2021 DPT Candidate

This year’s student speaker will be Cameron Webb, Doctor of Physical Therapy candidate. Cameron’s classmates warmheartedly chose him to represent the UCSF/SFSU DPT Class of 2021.

When asked by his 7th grade teacher where he wanted to go to college, Cameron answered “UCSF”. Like his teacher, you may be impressed; here was a 12 year old kid who had already decided he wanted to go to graduate school and become a doctor. Only, Cameron knew none of these things yet. All he knew was that he liked the San Francisco Giants and that his older brother went to UC Davis; put these together and you get UCSF – brilliant. Having grown up just 20 minutes south of San Francisco, Cameron now reads anatomy textbooks and research articles at the same desk he grew up reading books like Harry Potter and Charlotte’s Web. An active member of his community, he now organizes the bagged lunch food support system for San Mateo County through St. Vincent de Paul and coaches varsity lacrosse at his high school alma mater. Cameron’s passions for physical health stem from growing up in an active household that considered hiking Half Dome a family vacation, and from his athletic background playing sports like lacrosse and football. An extensive injury history including a torn lateral collateral ligament and herniated disc ultimately pointed him in the direction of physical therapy. In 2018 Cameron’s naïve 7th grade dream became a reality when he was accepted into our Graduate Program for Physical Therapy and joined the UCSF/SFSU family.

It isn’t awards, acknowledgements, and accomplishments which have earned Cameron the admiration of his teachers and classmates, but his ability to genuinely connect with just about everyone. In 2018 Cameron found his place as the UCSF/SFSU DPT alumni relations student representative, a position he used to develop a team of motivated DPT students who now act as the link between past, present, and future UCSF/SFSU DPT graduates. This role allows him to tap into the vast UCSF/SFSU network to promote mentorship opportunities for his colleagues. Cameron’s devotion to advocacy, leadership qualities, and his ability to relate authentically with his colleagues and patients will make him an exceptional clinician and a standout member of the physical therapy profession.


Igor Mitrovic, MD

Dr. Igor Mitrovic is a Professor of Physiology and Clinical Pharmacy and Director of Integrated Core Curriculum in the School of Pharmacy where he was a leader of the major curricular redesign. He is also responsible for the physiology curriculum across the professional schools at UCSF. Dr. Mitrovic received his M.D. at University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia (at the time) in 1991. However, majority of his studies were completed at University of Zagreb (up to 1991). After conducting neurobiology of addiction research at Loyola University Medical School in Chicago and research in neurobiology of pain at UCSF, Dr. Mitrovic joined Department of Physiology, UCSF in 2001 as a teaching faculty. In addition to 15 years of service on Admissions Committee at the School of Medicine, Dr. Mitrovic has served on a number of other committees across the professional schools and UCSF-wide. Dr. Mitrovic has also done international work in curricular and faculty development.

Dr. Mitrovic has received numerous teaching awards as a teacher in all the professional schools at UCSF including Kaiser Teaching Award in the School of Medicine, Distinction in Teaching Award from the UCSF Academic Senate. Dr. Mitrovic was selected by UCSF professional and graduate students to deliver an annual “Last Lecture” to UCSF student body, and he has received an honorary Doctorate from University of Kragujevac, Republic of Serbia.

Dr. Mitrovic has made significant contributions to development of Emotional Brain Training, a new neuroscience-based psychotherapeutic method designed to increase stress resilience and promote well-being.

Dr. Mitrovic has mentored many UCSF students, postdoctoral fellows, residents and junior faculty as well as underrepresented minority undergraduate students. Dr. Mitrovic believes teaching to be his calling and he deeply values the importance of proper guidance and mentorship in the development of an aspiring healthcare professional and/or biomedical scientist.

 

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I attend?

On June 12, return to this page to access the YouTube link. At 2:00pm PDT, the video will begin 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!

What is my degree conferral date?

If you are graduating Spring 2021, the graduation date/degree conferral date that will appear on your transcript will be June 13, 2021. Please note that the commencement ceremony date has no impact on your graduation date

I heard about UCSF’s Diversity Graduation celebration. How can I learn more?

On behalf of the LGBT Resource Center, Multicultural Resource Center, and Student Academic Affairs we want to celebrate & honor all the graduates from the Professional Schools and Graduate Division.

Please complete this form for the following by Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 12 PM:

  • Diversity Graduation Certificate
  • Diversity Graduation Celebration presentation
  • Diversity Graduation program
  • Sign up and pick up your graduation cords

Diversity Graduation Celebration

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

5:30 PM- 7 PM
Virtual Platform. Please RSVP on the last question on the form and more details to come!

If you are First Generation to College and/or a Veteran, please complete the following:

Veterans: https://ucsf.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5ziFrdgpOZIwlPU

First Generation: https://ucsf.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_57J0UlPmCqH6r7E

For question regarding First Gen and Veterans, please contact [email protected] at Student Life, Student Academic Affairs.

For any other questions, please email the MRC Assistant Director, Melisa Bautista at [email protected] and LGBT Assistant Director, Tracy Garcia [email protected].

For more information about the graduation process, please view our Graduating Students page.