The White Coat Ceremony is a tradition in which first-year students receive their first short white coat of their medical school career. The white coat, a symbol of the medical profession for more than 100 years, signifies the student’s commitment to the practice of medicine and the patient-physician relationship. The White Coat Ceremony was founded in 1993 by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, which concluded that the beginning of a student’s journey into medicine is the best time to influence standards of professionalism, humanistic values and behavior. At the close of the event, the students recite an oath each class writes collectively, which serves as a code of conduct throughout their time at WMed and as physicians after graduation.
We invite the families, friends, and the loved ones of our new students to join us on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. for the WMed Class of 2025 White Coat Ceremony at Miller Auditorium. This event will be livestreamed with a reception to follow at the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus. All plans are being made in recognizing the importance of this milestone while maintaining the safety of our community amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Masks will be required at both the ceremony and reception.
Please refer to this page for updates on this event. Questions can be directed to WMed Student Affairs.