Doctor of Medicine White Coat Ceremony
Class of 2023 - White Coat Ceremony
Friday, August 16, 2019
5:00 pm - Registration
5:30pm - Ceremony
Ceremony: Joe Crowley Student Union - Milt Glick Ballroom
Reception: Immediately following
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.
Attending the White Coat Ceremony
Family and friends of all students in the incoming class are invited to attend. A reception will be held after the ceremony for all attendees.