White Coat Ceremony

The White Coat ceremony is a significant moment in a medical student's career. This ceremony creates a psychological, intellectual, and ethical contract between the student and the profession, and promotes empathy in the practice of medicine from the very start of medical training.

The  2020 White Coat ceremony was  a hybrid of students coated in-person and virtually. During the ceremony, students are "cloaked" in their first white coat. Wearing the white coat—the mantle of the medical profession—is a hands-on experience that underscores the bonding process. It is a personally delivered gift of faith, confidence, and compassion. In addition, the Zucker School of Medicine partners with the Gold Foundation to show the commitment of the school, and its students to Humanism in Medicine.

The White Coat Ceremony was held on Friday, October 9, 2020, can be viewed here.

Our next White Coat Ceremony will be:

Friday, October 8, 2021 

at 2 p.m.

Out of an abundance of caution, this year's White Coat Ceremony 
will be a student-only, in-person event that will be livestreamed.

Family, friends, faculty and staff are invited to view the ceremony live and 
join us in celebrating this special rite of passage for our students.

Please view the ceremony via the livestream link below 
and lend your support to the 
Zucker School of Medicine class of 2025! 

CLICK HERE for the livestream link

(link will be available on October 8 starting at 2 pm.) 

White Coat 2020