White Coat Ceremony
Signifying official induction into medical school training, the iconic short white coat is presented to students in a ceremony at the Bell Auditorium in Augusta, Georgia during the early part of their first year. During orientation, students have the opportunity to try on white coats and have measurements taken in anticipation of when they will officially receive their coats a few weeks later.
At the official White Coat Ceremony speakers share their excitement and knowledge with the new first year students before students are invited up to the stage to receive their white coats. On stage, faculty members help students into their white coats for the first time while loved ones and peers look on with pride. Once all students are coated, a pledge is read aloud by the entire class. The White Coat Ceremony culminates in a reception at the Old Medical College building where the Medical College of Georgia first began. This ceremony is a very special event in the life of a medical student and we are so pleased to be able to organize and share this important moment with you.