White Coat Ceremony

white coat ceremony

Twin Cities Campus

Friday, August 20, 2021
2 - 4 pm
Northrop Auditorium

Although this ceremony is typically conducted in the presence of family and friends, given the uncertainty around the recent rise in COVID-19 infections related to the Delta variant, and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided that no in-person guests will be permitted. We invite loved ones and friends to celebrate with the class virtually on August 20, 2021, from 2pm - 4pm. You can view the live stream of the ceremony here.

Students will be required to wear masks as previously communicated.

Please contact Austin Calhoun, PhD (calhoun@umn.edu) with any questions.

Duluth

The Duluth White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2024 that was postponed in the Fall of 2020 has been rescheduled for 1:00 pm on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at the Marshall Performing Arts Center on the UMD campus in Duluth. The White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2025 is scheduled for 1:00 pm on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at the Marshall Performing Arts Center on the UMD campus in Duluth. Given the uncertainty around the recent rise in COVID-19 infections related to the Delta variant, and out of an abundance of caution, family and friends are encouraged to celebrate by watching virtually.

 

YEAR 2 (MS2)

White Coat Ceremony - Medical School, Duluth Campus 

Saturday, September 11 | 1:00 – 3:00pm
Watch live here.

 

YEAR 1 (MS1)

White Coat Ceremony - Medical School, Duluth Campus 

Saturday, September 18| 1:00 – 3:00pm
Watch live here.

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.

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