Activities & Events

White Coat Ceremony


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The White Coat Ceremony is designed to introduce new medical students to the characteristics of the complete doctor and to provide a contract for professionalism and empathy in medicine. Each student will receive a white coat signifying their transition into the medical profession. All students in the incoming MD class are expected to participate in this ceremony. The White Coat Ceremony for the MD Class of 2021 will be Friday, September 1, 2017 at 2:30 PM near downtown Tampa. The final location will be announced at a later date.

Read more about the White Coat Ceremony for the MD Class of 2020 here

You can help welcome our future physicians by sponsoring a white coat. Your support covers the cost of a white coat and also helps to create endowed scholarships for our incoming classes. Our students need your investment, now more than ever. Whatever the size, your gift have a real and immediate impact on USF and on the lives of our students. 

Become a white coat sponsor today! 

Learn more about supporting the program by contacting Bari B. Ciocia at or 813-974-9516.