Gold Headed Cane Society Reception

Initiated in 1939 by William J. Kerr, MD, then Professor and Chairman of the UCSF Department of Medicine, the Gold-Headed Cane Society recognizes three students from each class who exemplify the qualities of a “true physician.” New members are inducted at commencement, and one is presented a Gold-Headed Cane by a senior member of the society. 

Every year, three distinguished members of the UCSF School of Medicine’s graduating class are inducted into the Gold-Headed Cane Society.

Learn more about the Gold Headed Cane Society.