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, with the goal to promote empathy in the practice of medicine from the very start of medical training.
The 2022 White Coat Ceremony was held at the Toni and Martin Sosnoff Theater in the John Cranford Adams Playhouse at Hofstra University on October 14, 2022. Surrounded by family, friends, mentors, faculty, and school administrators, 101 first-year medical students were "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.
Our next White Coat Ceremony will be held on Friday, October 13, 2023. Additional details to follow. For more information, contact the Office of Student Affairs.