Class of 2022

Date: Friday, August 3, 2018
Location: Hilbert Circle Theater
Time: 4:30pm

The White Coat Ceremony marks a transformation for first-year students entering medical school. Professional attitudes and ethical behavior are critical attributes of all physicians in training. The short white coats worn by medical students elicit the high expectations patients have of the doctor/patient relationship. In the presence of family, friends and faculty members, students are welcomed in to the medical community by leaders of the school.

White Coats

IUSM provides one complimentary white coat to incoming medical students in conjunction with the White Coat Ceremony held during Orientation Week.

The Uniform House provides IUSM logoed white coats which can be ordered online (go to “Group Login” link at the top and register as a new user and use group password “IUSM).

Additionally you may call by calling the store directly at 317-926-4467.

Do’s and Don’ts for the Ceremony

Nominate Faculty to Participate

IU School of Medicine faculty (full-time, part-time or volunteer) may request to participate in the White Coat Ceremony by submitting an application before Friday, July 6, 2018.

Students may also complete a request on behalf of a faculty member. Requests are not guaranteed and will be reviewed by the Dean for final approval.


Questions can be directed to Rachael Urso.

Prior Years White Coat Ceremonies