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White Coat Ceremony 2011

Welcome to White Coat Ceremony 2011

The School of Medicine welcomed its incoming class of medical students during its 16th annual White Coat Ceremony. The 200 students of the incoming Class of 2015 walked the stage to receive their white coats — an important symbol of their journey toward their medical degree — before an audience of families, friends, faculty and leaders from the medical school.

The distinctive white coat represents professionalism and empathy in the practice of medicine, and by introducing this to students on day one of their entry to medical school they are reminded of the special nature of the doctor-patient relationship.