University of Michigan Medical School
Each year, approximately 170 outstanding scholars have the honor of joining one of the most prestigious and leading medical institutions in the country when they are formally welcomed as the University of Michigan’s newest class of medical students at the annual White Coat Ceremony. These students will become a part of the legacy of thousands of alumni whose contributions to medical science have resulted in advances that have expanded the boundaries of knowledge, alleviated untold suffering, and saved the lives of countless individuals.
The University of Michigan’s Medical Center Alumni Society (MCAS) is honored to sponsor and host this truly memorable event. Our new medical students gather in the presence of their families, guests, faculty members and leaders of the Medical School to formally receive the cloak of their future profession — the white coat. This event marks a milestone in the education of a medical student — entry into clinical medicine.
At the ceremony’s conclusion, the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, a public foundation dedicated to fostering humanism in medicine, furnishes each White Coat participant with a pin that symbolizes a shared commitment to providing compassionate and competent patient care.
Many of the white coats presented at the ceremony are supported by our generous and dedicated alumni. Click here for additional information on how to sponsor our future leaders in medicine at the White Coat Ceremony.