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 invited the families, friends, and the loved ones of our new students to join us on Friday, September 8, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. for the WMed Class of 2027 White Coat Ceremony at Miller Auditorium. This event was livestreamed with a reception after at the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus. View the White Coat Ceremony program for 2023.
Questions can be directed to WMed Student Affairs.