White Coat Ceremony
Assistant Director of Special Events
Office of Development
University of Maryland School of Medicine
31 South Greene Street, Suite 317
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 706-5057
Fax: (410) 706-5225
Thursday, November 6, 2014
1:00 - 5:00 pm
The annual White Coat Ceremony is an important step for first year medical students as they begin the journey towards becoming physicians at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
During the ceremony, each student is given a traditional white coat - long the symbol of the medical clinician and scientist. The presentation of coats by the School of Medicine faculty recognizes the students's entry into the profession of medicine and welcomes them as junior colleagues. The white coat is personally placed on each student's shoulders by individuals who believe in the students' ability to carry on the noble tradition of doctoring.
During the ceremony, the students vow to always maintain professional attitudes and behaviors in work and relationships with classmates, teachers patients and the community at large. The White Coat Ceremony was first held at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1997. Contact Becky Herman at 410-706-5057 for more information.
Watch The 2013 White Coat Ceremony Highlights >>
- 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.