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White Coat Ceremony

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

For the Class of 2024, this event will occur during their transition between Phase 1 and Phase 2 of medical school. This change will also apply to all subsequent classes to celebrate this momentous occasion.

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

Ordering Additional White Coats

You will receive a complimentary white coat. Additional coats can be ordered at The Uniform House by using group password “IUSM” or by calling the store directly at 317-926-4467.

Recap of 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.