University of Michigan Medical School Alumni

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 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: Sponsor a white coat, and support our newest students as they take the first steps in their medical careers. Each of the first 170 donors of $150 or more will provide one coat for an incoming student. Additional funds will provide white coats for continuing students and will also support students through the Dean's Scholarship Fund.

The 2022 White Coat Ceremony will be held on Sunday, July 24, 2022. Time to be announced closer to the event. For questions, please contact Dawn Bednarski at WhiteCoatCeremony@umich.edu.