White Coat Ceremony

white coat ceremony

Twin Cities Campus

The White Coat Ceremony has been postponed to a date that is yet to be determined. We plan to acknowledge and officially welcome the Twin Cities Medical School class in a virtual ceremony on August 21 at 2:00 pm. More information to come.

Duluth Campus

The Duluth White Coat Ceremony has been tentatively postponed until October 31, 2020. We plan to acknowledge and officially welcome the Duluth Medical School class in a virtual ceremony on Friday, August 21, 2020. More information to come.

The White Coat Ceremony is a rite of passage that serves to welcome new medical students to the profession and reinforce the value of humanism as foundational to medicine. At the ceremony, students receive their first white coat in front of family and friends, medical school administration, and their peers. 

It is during this ceremony when students recite their oath. This sacred pledge dates back hundreds of years and affirms each student to abide by a strong set of ethical standards, commitment to their patients and the utmost quality of care.

Twin Cities Ceremony

Doors open at 1:30 pm with the ceremony beginning at 2 pm. The ceremony will last approximately an hour and a half. Tickets are not required for entry, and all seating is first-come, first-serve.

For additional information and accommodations, please contact Rachel Rudeen at rude0105@umn.edu.

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