By Wendy Sarubbi | July 10, 2017 10:45 am

On August 7, 120 new medical students in the Class of 2021 will take the first step on their journey toward fulfilling their dreams of becoming physicians.

On that day, the students will officially receive their first white coats – the mantle of the medical profession – in a traditional White Coat Ceremony that marks the first moment of a medical student’s journey to become a doctor.

Dr. Deborah German, vice president, medical affairs, and the college’s founding dean personally places the coat on each student’s shoulders, signifying her belief in the student’s ability to become the ‘good doctor’. This year’s class includes military officers, dancers, athletes including football and lacrosse players, a gymnast and a wrestler.

To help make their dreams possible, the College of Medicine invites alumni, faculty, parents and friends of the school to support a future physician by sponsoring his or her white coat.

Two sponsorship levels are available:

  • A $100 gift for a new medical student’s white coat
  • A $1,000 gift sponsors ten white coats and provides support at the President’s Circle Level

For each white coat sponsored, the student will receive a personalized card with the name of the donor that helped to make his or her first moment as a medical student memorable.

To make your white coat gift, please visit:


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