White Coat Ceremony

White Coat CeremonyEach year, approximately 170 outstanding scholars are formally welcomed as the University of Michigan's newest class of medical students. This tradition, known as the White Coat Ceremony, marks an educational milestone: Entry into clinical medicine. Our incoming medical students gather in the presence of their families, mentors, guests, faculty members and leaders of the Medical School to formally receive the cloak of their future profession — the white coat — and you can help make it a reality.

The Michigan Medicine Alumni Society is honored to sponsor and host this truly memorable event. Many of the white coats presented at the ceremony are supported by our generous and dedicated alumni. The gift of a white coat allows these students to become a part of the legacy of thousands of alumni whose contributions to medical science have expanded the boundaries of knowledge, alleviated untold suffering and saved the lives of countless individuals.

Alumni: Learn more about sponsoring a white coat, and supporting our newest students as they take the first steps in their medical careers.

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