Doctor of Medicine White Coat Ceremony
Class of 2025 Doctor of Medicine White Coat Ceremony
Held: Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. PDT
School of Medicine Orientation Week culminates with a white coat ceremony. The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Doctor of Medicine White Coat Ceremony welcomes incoming medical students and helps establish a psychological contract for the practice of medicine. The event emphasizes the importance of compassionate care for the patient as well as scientific proficiency. More than 95 percent of medical schools have a white coat ceremony. The School of Medicine held its first white coat ceremony in 1996 for the graduating class of 2000.