Convocation and Orientation


Professionalism and the Honor Code

Entering medical school is the start of your career as a physician in the profession of medicine. During your medical education, we will emphasize the professional attributes and core values that should be present in the learning environment and manifested by our students. In keeping with the school's emphasis on professionalism, the Medical School Student Council has adopted an Honor Code at Boonshoft School of Medicine. Written by medical students, this Code outlines the characteristics deemed necessary for the development of compassionate and responsible physicians. As part of the Convocation and White Coat Ceremony, all students will sign the Medical Student Professional Honor Code. As the professional behavior described in the Honor Code is expected of all students, it is important for you, as a new member of this community, to commit yourself to these standards. Please take time to read and reflect on it before Convocation.

Orientation and Convocation

Orientation is mandatory for all incoming students and will be held July 1-5, 2024. Independence Day will be observed. Convocation will follow orientation and will be held at the Dayton Masonic Center on Saturday, July 6, 2024. Incoming students must RSVP with a guest count for Convocation, but tickets will not be required. The mechanism for Convocation RSVP and the final 2024 Orientation and Convocation Schedules will be distributed before June. Classes will begin on July 8, 2024.

Your transition into medical school is very important to us. If there is anything we can do to help make it easier, please let us know by contacting Admissions at

Slideshow of Convocation for the Class of 2021

The class of 2020 took an excursion to Glen Helen in Yellow Springs during Orientation Week.
Last edited on 01/22/2024.