A rite of passage. The symbol of a profession.
Washington University School of Medicine
welcomes the entering class of 2020.
White Coat Ceremony 2020
October 30, 2020 | 3 – 4 p.m. CST
A YouTube Livestream Event
A link to the event will be provided here on Oct. 30.
The circumstances around COVID19 continue to evolve, and events this year are very different from traditionally planned. Our hope is to still provide meaningful programming while adhering to the health and safety guidelines laid forth by our community experts.
Welcome, Entering Class of 2020!
This fall, Washington University debuts a new medical curriculum — the Gateway Curriculum. It will ensure that our students are not only exceptional physicians, but are prepared to lead the transformational changes needed to improve the future of our field.
‘A journey of a lifetime’
Students embark on medical journeys during pandemic, new curriculum rollout
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White Coat Reflection
Friday, Sept. 11
Donning the white coat for the first time is a momentous and meaningful occasion for incoming medical students. While our current circumstances prevent a traditional ceremony, we wanted to provide a space for students to reflect on the meaning of this rite of passage. Together with their new Gateway Coach and coaching cohort, students shared and discussed what it means to be a doctor in these times, and how their medical education journey looks to them. The session concluded with the Gateway Coaches coating their learners with the White Coat.
With this reflection, the journey has just begun. We will be delivering a grander production around the White Coat virtually in October, after the class constructs its Oath.