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White Coat Ceremony

The White Coat Ceremony marks a transformation for students entering their clinical phase of medical school.

This event occurs during the transition between Phase 1 and Phase 2 of medical school, starting with the Class of 2024, which is between the second and third year of training.

The short white coats worn by medical students elicit patients’ high expectations of the doctor-patient relationship. In the presence of family, friends, and faculty members, students are welcomed into the medical community by leaders of the school.

The Class of 2025 White Coat Ceremony will take place Monday, April 17, 2023, at 4 pm ET at the Murat Theatre, Old National Centre.

Students should arrive for line up at 2:30 pm when the doors open.


Students in the class of 2025 will have the opportunity to reserve up to five tickets for guests. They will also be able to add their names to a waitlist for an additional 1-2 tickets if additional seats become available. A ticket request form will be sent in late February.

Ordering White Coats

If you would like to order a new white coat for the ceremony, please contact The Uniform House at and use the code: IUSM. 


Class of 2024 White Coat Ceremony

The White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2024 took place at 4 pm on Monday, April 18, 2022 at the Murat Theatre at the Old National Centre. The ceremony was recorded! Watch the live stream here and look forward to a gallery of candid photos of the event soon.

2020 Physician’s Oath Ceremony

In 2020, the decision was made to move the White Coat Ceremony to the transition between Phase 1 and Phase 2 of medical school starting with the Class of 2024. Students participated in a Physician’s Oath Ceremony at their home campus during a hybrid Orientation due to COVID-19. The White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2025 will occur in the Spring 2023.

2019 White Coat Ceremony

Watch the ceremony from August 2019, during which over 360 students joined the Class of 2023.


Questions can be directed to Ask MSE.