White Coat Ceremony set for July 29 at College of Medicine

July 21, 2016

The White Coat Ceremony for members of Penn State College of Medicine’s Class of 2020 will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 29 at Hershey Lodge and Convention Center. Each member of the entering medical student class will be presented and “cloaked” with a white coat by their society head. Following the distribution of white coats, the students will recite a student oath that they will have written together in the days leading up to the ceremony. Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend. A light reception will immediately follow.

The College of Medicine initiated its annual White Coat Ceremony in 1996 with funding support from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, a public foundation fostering humanism in medicine. A White Coat Ceremony or similar rite of passage takes place at 97 percent of schools of medicine and osteopathy in the United States.

For more information, contact Thao Danz at tdanz@hmc.psu.edu or 717-531-3877.

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Last Updated July 21, 2016