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White Coat

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.

This year’s White Coat ceremony will be 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 held on Friday, October 9, 2020, can be viewed here.

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