White Coat Ceremony
At the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, we mark the transition from applicant to student with the White Coat Ceremony. Entering medical school and the medical profession is arguably the most important transition you will experience as a physician. It's a milestone that deserves a ceremony that recognizes the importance of making meaningful contributions to society and the sacrifices it will take to make those contributions. It is also a time to celebrate all you have achieved and the great things yet to come.
The White Coat Ceremony is a tradition that formally welcomes our students into professional training and sets expectations for excellence in all our students' endeavors – from integrity in research to compassion in clinical care and commitment to serve society. Outstanding physician role models are chosen as "coaters," and a member of the faculty is selected to lead the incoming students in the oath that they read before a packed auditorium of family, friends, faculty, and staff.
Learn more about the White Coat Ceremony and other special events.