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White Coat Ceremony

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Becky Herman
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 5, 2015
1:00 - 5:00 pm


Hilton Baltimore

What Happens?

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.


2014 Highlights:

 Class of 2018 - White Coat Ceremony - November 6, 2014

White Coat Group 2014

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White Coat Ceremony 2014 Video

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The Medical Family Annual Fund

White Coat students 2013
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

Or you may make an online donation to the Medical Family Fund.