College of Medicine and Life Sciences - MD Orientation

Virtual White Coat Ceremony

The College of Medicine and Life Sciences takes the health and safety of all our students seriously. In this regard, we had to make the difficult decision of having a Virtual White Coat Ceremony. The University of Toledo family from all levels including the President, administrators, public health officials, infectious disease physicians and students considered many proposed options. However, facing the considerable challenges of keeping our students, faculty, staff, and patients safe, we have decided to hold a virtual white coat ceremony. We are planning a larger Student Clinician Ceremony for the students at the beginning of their third year to allow students to celebrate with their family and friends.

The Virtual White Coat Ceremony will welcome medical students to the College, and prepare 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, the recitation of the Medical Student Pledge of Ethics, and a date to pick up the student white coats.  

The College of Medicine and Life Sciences Virtual White Coat Ceremony will be held in August. 

More details will be shared the week of Orientation. 



2019 Ceremony

Watch the 2019 White Coat Ceremony in its entirety from August 9. 

Purchase Photos From White Coat Ceremony

Last Updated: 6/24/20