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White Coat Ceremony

Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm
McAlister Auditorium (Building #43 on Tulane University's uptown campus)
Reception to follow

What is the White Coat Ceremony?
Tulane medical students' careers begin with the White Coat Ceremony, which defines the commitment and dedication they have made to their patients and themselves as they enter medical school. At the White Coat Ceremony, students will receive a white coat compliments of the Tulane Medical School Bookstore. The Tulane Medical Alumni Association will present each student with a stethoscope.

The White Coat Ceremony also celebrates the entry into the medical profession and is a memorable affair. Therefore, we encourage the students to invite their family members and friends to the ceremony so that they may celebrate. An invitation will be mailed to the student and their family in late June as a reminder of this event. Invitations are not needed to attend the ceremony and students are not limited as to the number of guests they may invite.

Where will the reception be held?
Following the ceremony, the office of Administration & Student Affairs will host a reception at the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life. Located across from McAlister Auditorium, the Lavin-Bernick Center is #29 on the campus map. Light refreshments will be served.

What should I wear to the White Coat Ceremony?
Please be advised that the White Coat Ceremony is a formal occasion. Students should dress professionally for the occasion. Women should wear dresses or suits; men should wear dress slacks with shirt and tie.

What time should I arrive for the White Coat Ceremony?
For the White Coat Ceremony, medical students are asked to arrive by 1:30pm. Doors to McAlister will open at 1pm.

Where can I find a map of the Uptown campus?
A map of the Uptown campus can be found here.


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