White Coat Ceremony
The White Coat Ceremony, held each August before classes begin, welcomes incoming MD students to both Washington University and the medical profession. Students receive their white coats from School of Medicine faculty members, then take an oath — one they have written as a class — pledging honesty and integrity in their practice of medicine. Family and friends are invited to witness as students take their first symbolic step into the medical profession at Washington University.
Visit the White Coat Ceremony website for full coverage of upcoming and past ceremonies, including photo galleries.