White Coat Ceremony

Embarking on a journey of lifelong learning

A smiling pharmacy student wears his white coat for the first time.White Coat ceremonies celebrate an important milestone in the lives of first-year medicine and pharmacy students, who begin a new chapter in their journey of lifelong learning. White coats are symbolic of the professionalism that is expected of students during medicine and pharmacy school, and as physicians and pharmacists.

This ceremony reaffirms the community’s support of the educational process that prepares future health care professionals for practice. On this day, students pledge their commitment to their professions and to the health of the patients they will serve.

Contributing to the care and healing of others is a privilege and an awesome responsibility. The White Coat placed on each future health care professional is more than a familiar lab coat – it is a cloak of competence, communication, caring, curiosity, character and community. This day is celebrated by students, their families, alumni, faculty and staff.

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White Coat Ceremony Schedule

Class of 2026

College of Medicine White Coat Ceremony

Friday, July 22
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College of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony

3 p.m., Friday, Aug. 19, in the NEW Center Ballroom. No tickets are required for the Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony. Livestream viewing will be available via the NEOMED Facebook page.
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