Washington University welcomes
the entering class of 2021!

White Coat Ceremony

October 29, 2021 | 2 p.m.
EPNEC Auditorium, Washington University Medical Campus

A diverse class of intellectually-curious, creative and community-minded students joins #WashUMed from across the U.S. and around the world.

123 students
with 91 enrolled in MD, 32 enrolled in MD/PhD

36 students from
groups underrepresented in medicine

25% more applicants
than previous application cycle


The journey begins.

Students launched their medical journeys in September with orientation,
getting to know each other, their new school, and their community.
Orientation is organized by the Office of Medical Student Affairs.


Physician: Scientist, Educator, Advocate

Gateway Curriculum

Washington University debuted a new medical curriculum in 2020. The curriculum is designed to prepare students to lead the transformational changes needed to improve the future of our field. It emphasizes community outreach, diversity and inclusion, wellness and professional identity.  The curriculum also enhances career development with dual-degree, certificate and mentoring programs for physicians-to-be who also aspire to lead innovations in medical education and scientific research.

What is a White Coat Ceremony?  
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