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White Coat Ceremony

Class of 2027 White Coat Ceremony

Friday, August 4, 2023
Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center
12 N. Eutaw St, Baltimore, MD 21201
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, with a dessert reception to follow
Doors Open at 12:30 pm

We look forward to welcoming the University of Maryland School of Medicine Class of 2027 and their families and friends at this momentous occasion!

Please note that tickets are required for this event. We ask that families and friends reach out to students for details about registration, ticket pick-up, and requesting special accommodations.

To celebrate the diversity of the class, we are excited to have several Class of 2027 students recite a section of the Code of Honor in their native language during the ceremony.

We encourage families and friends to review the Medical Student Wellness Book for a variety of information and resources on supporting your student throughout medical school.

View the word cloud showing what the white coat means to the Class of 2027.


About the White Coat Ceremony

The White Coat Ceremony is an important time for first-year medical students to come together as a class, to be welcomed into the profession, and to emphasize the professional and humanistic aspects of medicine that are so critical to the care of patients.

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 students by School of Medicine House faculty. After being "coated," students recite the Code of Honor, acknowledging their acceptance of the obligations of the medical profession.

For more information about the event, please contact Student Affairs.

2022 Ceremony

On August 5, 2022, at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre, the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Class of 2026 donned their white coats for the first time, while faculty, family and friends were able to celebrate the great tradition of the White Coat Ceremony with them in person for the first time since 2019. It was a day of firsts, as new UMSOM Dean Mark T. Gladwin, MD addressed the Class for his first White Coat Ceremony in his first week on the job as Dean.

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Code of Honor

View the Code of Honor in the native languages spoken during the ceremony.

White Coat Word Cloud

Our incoming Class of 2026 students each selected one word that they felt most defines the white coat. The words were put together to make a special Word Cloud graphic.

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Photo Gallery

The Medical Family Annual Fund

Funds from the Medical Family Annual 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 Annual Giving and Special Projects, at 410-706-8550 or at

Or, you may make an online donation.

Donate to the Medical Family Annual Fund

When making your gift, please select "School of Medicine Student Initiatives and Scholarships" and then "Medical Family Annual Fund" from the dropdown menu.