White Coat Ceremony

Embarking on a journey of lifelong learning

White Coat ceremonies celebrate an important milestone in the lives of first-year medicine and pharmacy students, who begin a new chapter in their journey of lifelong learning. White coats are symbolic of the professionalism that is expected of students during medicine and pharmacy school, and as physicians and pharmacists.

This ceremony reaffirms the community’s support of the educational process that prepares future health care professionals for practice. On this day, students pledge their commitment to their professions and to the health of the patients they will serve.

Contributing to the care and healing of others is a privilege and an awesome responsibility. The White Coat placed on each future health care professional is more than a familiar lab coat – it is a cloak of competence, communication, caring, curiosity, character and community. This day is celebrated by students, their families, alumni, faculty and staff.

Class of 2024 White Coat Ceremony

College of Medicine White Coat Ceremony

Friday, July 24, 2020 at 1 p.m.

White coats will be mailed to our incoming College of Medicine first year students in preparation for the virtual White Coat Ceremony and will be viewable via a Live-Stream Broadcast. A link will be provided after July 1.

First year students are advised to complete the White Coat Order Form in their online orientation task list no later than July 3, 2020. Coats will be mailed to the address provided by the student and family members are invited to coat their students during the zoom coating during the ceremony.  Students will receive instructions for the virtual ceremony during Orientation week, July 21-23.

College of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony

Friday, Aug. 21, 2020 at 4 p.m.
NEOMED Education and Wellness (NEW) Center, Ballroom

Currently, plans are underway for an in-person White Coat Ceremony. However, depending on COVID mandates and recommendations, NEOMED will also be planning for a virtual ceremony. Look for updated information July 1.

First year Pharmacy students are advised to complete the White Coat Order Form in their online orientation task list no later than July 31, 2020.


Office of Student Services
Phone: 330.325.6735
Email: studentaffairs@neomed.edu


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