M.D. Class of 2026

White Coat Ceremony

On Aug. 5, 2022, the Class of 2026 took up the mantle of the medical profession during the annual White Coat Ceremony. The White Coat Ceremony is a rite of passage for first-year medical students that emphasizes the importance of compassionate patient care from the very start of training. In addition to reciting the Oath of Geneva, the students came forward to be “cloaked” in the iconic white coat that signifies their status as physicians.

Fun Facts: Get to know our new students

Fun Facts: Get to know our new students

From salsa dancing to surfing, researching jaguars to sleeping in an igloo, performing stand-up comedy to visiting 24 countries, the Class of 2026 brings a wealth of skills and unique experiences to the MCV Campus.

Learn about our new students ❯

In Pictures: The remarkable Class of 2026

In Pictures: The remarkable Class of 2026

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Karishma Setia accidentally adopted a dingo last year. She named him Scotch.

Welcome from the Dean

Welcome from the Dean

Welcome from the Dean

The decision to enter medical school is not one that is made lightly, and we are thrilled that you have committed yourself to this path. Please know that our faculty, staff and other trainees stand ready to help you build on your past successes and your talents to realize your full potential as great doctors. The hard and dedicated work – and the fulfillment it brings – has only just begun.
 
Thank you for choosing VCU School of Medicine for this exciting next stage of your career. We look forward to seeing all that you, both individually and collectively, will accomplish during your time here.

David Chelmow, M.D. 
Interim Dean, VCU School of Medicine

Upcoming Events

  • July 25

    Roll Call

    Monday, July 25, 1 p.m.

    All matriculated students are required to attend Roll Call on the first day of Transition to Medical School.

  • Aug. 5

    White Coat Ceremony

    Friday, August 5, 2 p.m.

    Held at the Dominion Energy Center (600 East Grace Street), this annual ceremony is a rite of passage for new medical students at the beginning of their journey to becoming physicians.