College of Medicine and Life Sciences - MD Orientation

White Coat Ceremony

White Coat Ceremony

friday of Orientation Week at Nitschke Auditorium

The White Coat Ceremony, held during the week of orientation for first-year medical students, welcomes medical students to the College, and prepares them for the undertaking they are about to begin. Highlights of the event include a welcome by the Dean of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences, a keynote address on humanism in medicine, and presentation of white coats and recitation of the Medical Student Pledge of Ethics.

Live Stream

2018 Video

Watch the 2018 White Coat Ceremony in its entirety from August 2. Follow along with the ceremony by downloading the White Coat Ceremony Program (PDF).


Nitschke Auditorium

The White Coat Ceremony is held at Nitschke Auditorium on The University of Toledo's Engineering Campus, off of Douglas Road.

From Douglas Road, turn onto Oakwood Avenue and take a right turn onto North Westwood Avenue. Park in Area 20.

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Last Updated: 7/19/19