Commencement 2024

Class of 2024 Commencement Celebration

Our commencement exercises will return to the recently renovated David Geffen Hall, at Lincoln Center, on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. (EST).

Einstein's first commencement for the class of 1959 produced our first 50 alumni. Those receiving a Ph.D. or both M.D. and Ph.D. diplomas joined the festivities during the 1960s.

On May 23, 2024, Einstein will celebrate its 66th commencement. The graduates will join more than 9,000+ Einstein alumni who proudly represent the College of Medicine and its mission of pursuing social justice and health equity for all.

The 2024 commencement will mark the fifth year in which graduates will receive diplomas with the Einstein seal; the College of Medicine was awarded independent degree-granting authority in 2019.

Order of Exercises

The commencement exercises two and a half andhours, and include: presentation of alumni and faculty awards; a keynote address and commentary from College of Medicine leadership; degree granting to students, followed by hooding of candidates by the trustees, professors, and alumni; and recitation of oaths

Order of Proceedings

2:30 p.m. : Doors open for guests

3:00 p.m. : Opening of Sixty-Sixth Commencement Proceedings

3:15 p.m. : Ceremony begins

5:30 p.m. : Ceremony concludes (approx.)

5:45 p.m. : Student, faculty, and guests gather at the fountain for pictures

Ticket Information

Tickets are required for the commencement ceremony. All graduating students who wish to participate in commencement are required to register and to obtain guest tickets, if desired. Only graduating students may request tickets and they will receive regular emails from the office of student life with information on how to do this.

Disability Services does not require special tickets to receive support. Einstein is committed to making the events and activities during commencement week accessible to all graduates and guests. Learn more about available accommodations and support.

Plan Your Visit

Here is a list of resources that should prove helpful when planning your visit to NYC.

* Please be aware that by attending the Albert Einstein College of Medicine commencement exercises at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, you consent to having your voice, name, and/or likeness used in films, tapes, and photographs without payment and that you are waiving any claims against the College of Medicine for such use.


For more information about commencement, please contact the office of student life by email at or by phone, +1 718-430-2101. Contact the office of the registrar for questions about applying for graduation and diplomas:

It is our tradition to recognize exemplary alumni and present teaching awards to our distinguished faculty. Those faculty being honored have been chosen by the graduating class or by their faculty peers.

2024 Teaching Awards

Samuel M. Rosen Award for Outstanding Teaching (Clinical)
Dr. Sandhya Mittal

Samuel M. Rosen Award for Outstanding Teaching (Pre-Clerkship)
Dr. Oladimeji Oki

Harry Eagle Award for Outstanding Pre-Clerkship Teaching
Dr. Mark Rubin ‘77

Harry H. Gordon Award for Outstanding Clinical Teaching
Dr. Francis Baccay

Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching
Dr. Rachel Katz ‘95
Dr. Amanda Raff ‘98

LaDonne H. Schulman Award for Excellence in Teaching
Dr. Ana Maria Cuervo

Saul R. Korey Award in Translational Science and Medicine
Dr. Amit Verma

2024 Alumni Awards

Dominick P. Purpura Distinguished Alum Award
Dr. Esther Eisenberg '76

Distinguished Ph.D. Alum Award
Dr. Jayanta Chaudhuri ‘97

Distinguished Alum Clinical Practitioner Award
Dr. Jack Stern ‘74

Distinguished Alum Einstein Service Award
Dr. Irene Blanco M.D. '04 M.S. ‘10

Einstein Honorary Alum Award
Dr. Miriam Schechter

Rising Star—Clinical Practitioner Award
Dr. David Gross '14

Rising Star—Scientific Investigator Award
Dr. Michelle Antoine '13

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