White Coat Ceremony

White Coat Ceremony
Putting on their white coat for their first time is the beginning of 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.