The White Coat Ceremony
The White Coat Ceremony is an opportunity for families of first-year medical students to celebrate medical education at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Families are also able to learn more about the experiences and daily life of their medical students through panel discussions and presentations.
The White Coat Ceremony, sponsored by the Whiting Turner Contracting Company, has been an annual tradition at the School of Medicine since 1997. The event features the presentation of traditional white coats, long the symbol of physicians and scientists, to first-year medical students.
The coats are put on the students by School of Medicine faculty, to welcome their new colleagues to the profession of medicine. After being "coated," students recited a Code of Honor acknowledging their acceptance of the obligations of the medical profession.
Class of 2018 - White Coat Ceremony - November 6, 2014
White Coat Ceremony 2014 Video
- Read more about the history of the White Coat Ceremony.
- For more information about the event, please contact Becky Herman, Assistant Director of Special Events.
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The Medical Family Annual Fund
- Funds from the Medical Family Fund help our students
take advantage of educational events around the world.
Medical school is an exciting and challenging time for the students enrolled at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and their families. The UMB School of Medicine is one of the nation's premier learning institutions, ranking in the top 10% of public medical schools nationally.
We are proud to provide medical family members with an opportunity to further enrich their student's academic experience through philanthropic support to the Medical Family Annual Fund.
If you would like more information about the Medical Family Annual Fund, please contact Irene Amoros, Director of Special Programs for Development, at 410-706-8550 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.