2024 Graduation Commencement

The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences held its 2024 Graduation Commencement Ceremony on Friday, June 21, 2024, to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our residents, fellows, interns, and other trainees who are completing their programs and preparing for the next step in their professional lives.

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Commencement program

Below is a copy of our official commencement program. You can flip through the program and zoom in or out using controls on the page, open the program in a fullscreen window, or download a copy to view on your device.

About this year's commencement speaker: Andreea L. Seritan, MD

SeritanDr. Andreea Seritan is a geriatric psychiatrist and professor of clinical psychiatry and neurology at the University of California, San Francisco. She completed her residency at Baylor College of Medicine/Menninger in Houston, Texas, followed by a geriatric psychiatry fellowship at UCLA.

Prior to joining UCSF in 2015, Dr. Seritan was on the faculty at the UC Davis School of Medicine, where she also served as associate dean for student wellness. Her clinical and research interests include the psychiatric manifestations of neurodegenerative diseases.

Dr. Seritan is a member of the UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators and co-leads the Psychiatry Residency Program’s Clinical Neurosciences Area of Distinction. A committed mentor, she leads our department’s Faculty Mentoring Program and has won several national awards for mentoring, including the American Medical Women's Association Exceptional Mentor Award and the Association for Academic Psychiatry Roberts Award for Inspirational Mentorship in Academic Psychiatry. Dr. Seritan is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Association for Academic Psychiatry, and the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. Most recently, she was honored to receive the 2024 UCSF Exceptional Physician Award.

About UCSF Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute are among the nation's foremost resources in the fields of child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric mental health. Together they constitute one of the largest departments in the UCSF School of Medicine and the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, with a mission focused on research (basic, translational, clinical), teaching, patient care, and public service.

UCSF Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences conducts its clinical, educational, and research efforts at a variety of locations in Northern California, including the UCSF Nancy Friend Pritzker Psychiatry BuildingUCSF Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital; UCSF Medical Centers at Parnassus Heights, Mission Bay, and Mount Zion; UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland; Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center; the San Francisco VA Health Care System; UCSF Fresno; and numerous community-based sites around the San Francisco Bay Area.

About the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

The UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, established by the extraordinary generosity of Joan and Sanford I. "Sandy" Weill, brings together world-class researchers with top-ranked physicians to solve some of the most complex challenges in the human brain.

The UCSF Weill Institute leverages UCSF’s unrivaled bench-to-bedside excellence in the neurosciences. It unites three UCSF departments—Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Neurology, and Neurological Surgery—that are highly esteemed for both patient care and research, as well as the Neuroscience Graduate Program, a cross-disciplinary alliance of nearly 100 UCSF faculty members from 15 basic-science departments, as well as the UCSF Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, a multidisciplinary research center focused on finding effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurodegenerative disorders.

About UCSF

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is exclusively focused on the health sciences and is dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. UCSF Health, which serves as UCSF’s primary academic medical center, includes top-ranked specialty hospitals and other clinical programs, and has affiliations throughout the Bay Area.

Looking for a previous ceremony? Archived videos of our most recent graduation commencements are available: 2023 • 2022 • 2021 • 2020.