White Coat Ceremony

Recap of 2019 White Coat Ceremony

Class of 2023 White Coat Ceremony 

Date: Friday, August 2, 2019

3:00pm — Students Arrive
3:30pm — Doors open to Guests with Tickets
4:30pm – 6:30pm — Ceremony

Place: Hilbert Circle Theatre

Parking downtown can be stressful so we want to make it a little easier by providing some options that are close by the Hilbert Circle Theater. In addition, this year the White Coat Ceremony takes place at the same time as the Gen Con convention so please allow for extra travel and parking time as navigating the downtown area will be a challenge and parking rates may be increased. You may wish to consider carpooling, Uber, Lyft or other alternatives.

Here is a link to the Downtown Indy Interactive Parking Map

Some Parking Options:

  • 15 East Washington Lot, 15 E. Washington Street
  • Blue Lot, 41 E. Washington Street
  • Express Park Garage, 20 N. Pennsylvania Street
  • Huntington Plaza Garage, 35 N. Pennsylvania St.
  • City Park Garage, 120 E. Washington St.
  • Circle Center Mall Garage, with access on Maryland Street
  • Salesforce Garage 128 N. Pennsylvania St.

The White Coat Ceremony marks a transformation for first-year students entering medical school. Professional attitudes and ethical behavior are critical attributes of all physicians in training. 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.

Getting a White Coat

Incoming medical students will receive a complimentary white coat for use at the White Coat Ceremony.  Additional coats can be ordered at The Uniform House by using group password “IUSM” or calling the store directly at 317-926-4467.

Do’s and don’ts for the Ceremony


Questions can be directed to Ask MSE.