White Coat Ceremony

White Coat Ceremony
Putting on the white coat for the first time is a major milestone in the medical school journey.

First held at UT Southwestern Medical Center in 1997, the White Coat Ceremony emphasizes the importance of the passage from pre-clinical studies to becoming a proficient physician who is caring and compassionate.

The ceremony is centered on the UT Southwestern Academic Colleges, which establish a learning community that brings together gifted faculty with small groups of students. White Coats are graciously sponsored by UT Southwestern Medical School Alumni.