White Coat Ceremony

Embarking on a journey
of lifelong learning

A smiling medicine 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.

Ceremony Dates and Times

Class of 2028

College of Medicine

Friday, July 12, 2024, 11 a.m.
Streaming live on Facebook at the NEOMED page.
Tickets will be distributed to M1 students at Orientation.
Watch the 2023 ceremony on YouTube

College of Pharmacy

Friday, August 23, 2024, 3 p.m.
Streaming live on Facebook at the NEOMED page.
No tickets required.
Watch the 2023 ceremony on YouTube

Master of Medical Science in Anesthesia

Friday, February 23, 2024, 4 p.m.
Watch live on our Facebook page

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