2022 Graduation Commencement Ceremony

The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences held its 2022 Graduation Commencement Ceremony on Friday, June 17, 2022, 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.

Due to safety concerns necessitated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, in-person attendance for this event was limited to the graduates, their invited guests, and training program faculty and staff. All others were able to watch the ceremony live online. A recording of the ceremony is available below to watch on demand.

Also 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: Erick Hung, MD

HungDr. Erick Hung is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and a member of the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators. He is the Program Director of the Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program and the Director of Curricular Affairs for GME for the UCSF School of Medicine. He completed his medical school, psychiatry residency, and forensic psychiatry fellowship training at the University of California, San Francisco and joined the faculty at UCSF in 2009.

He actively teaches in the areas of risk assessment, medical education, forensic psychiatry, leadership, and ethics. Dr. Hung's interests include primary care and mental health integration, the interface between mental health and the legal system, inter-professional collaboration and training, HIV psychiatry, LGBTQ mental health, and medical education. His educational scholarship interests include competency-based assessment, faculty development, and near-peer learning in the workplace setting. In addition to a general forensic psychiatric practice, Dr. Hung's forensic expertise includes workplace-based harassment for LGBT individuals, neuropsychiatric issues related to HIV, and immigration custody.

Dr. Hung has been named as the incoming Associate Dean for Students in the UCSF School of Medicine. He will assume this new role on July 1, 2022.

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 Building; UCSF 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: 2021 • 2020.