White Coat Ceremony

Each term, a White Coat Ceremony is held for first-term students in the Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine to mark entry into the noble profession of medicine or veterinary medicine.

White Coat Ceremony
Each term, a White Coat Ceremony is held for first-term students in the School of Veterinary Medicine to mark entry into the noble profession of veterinary medicine and will include a keynote address, recognition of each student in attendance and the recitation of the professional commitment.

The Spring 2024 White Coat Ceremony for the School of Veterinary Medicine will be held on Saturday, January 27 at 10:00am in Patrick F. Adams Hall.

Student Ceremony Registration
All students will be required to complete the White Coat Ceremony Registration form during Orientation week which will capture how they wish their name and country of representation to be announced, and whether they require guest tickets.

Guest Ticket Information
As seating is limited, we encourage students to invite their family and friends to join in the celebration online via livestream at sgu.edu/live. However, all students registered to participate in the ceremony are guaranteed 2 (two) guest tickets.

When completing the White Coat Ceremony Registration form, students will be given the option to indicate if they wish to receive additional guest tickets should they become available. Students will be notified shortly after orientation week, whether extra guest tickets can be allocated to them.

Students may collect their guest tickets on Friday January 26. (Collection time and location to be confirmed with students during Orientation Week.)

Guests should aim to be seated 30 minutes before the ceremony start time.

Guest Coating
During the ceremony, students will be coated by a St. George’s University Professor. However, a guest will be permitted to coat their student, providing they hold a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree (DVM). Students will be asked to register their guest coater by providing their full name, relationship and a copy of their DVM license or diploma when completing the White Coat Ceremony Registration Form during Orientation Week.

White Coat Ceremony
Each term, a White Coat Ceremony is held for first-term students in the School of Medicine to mark entry into the noble profession of medicine and will include a keynote address, recognition of each student in attendance and the recitation of the professional commitment.

The Spring 2024 White Coat Ceremony for the School of Medicine will be held on Saturday, February 10, Patrick F. Adams Hall (time to be confirmed).

Student Ceremony Registration
All students will be required to complete the White Coat Ceremony Registration form during Orientation week which will capture how they wish their name and country of representation to be announced, and whether they require guest tickets.

Guest Ticket Information
As seating is limited, we encourage students to invite their family and friends to join in the celebration online via livestream at sgu.edu/live. However, all students registered to participate in the ceremony are guaranteed 2 (two) guest tickets.

When completing the White Coat Ceremony Registration form, students will be given the option to indicate if they wish to receive additional guest tickets should they become available. Students will be notified shortly after orientation week whether extra guest tickets can be allocated to them.

Students may collect their guest tickets on Friday February 9. (Collection time and location to be confirmed with students during Orientation Week.)

Guests should aim to be seated 30 minutes before the ceremony start time.

Guest Coating
During the ceremony, students will be coated by a St. George’s University Professor. However, a guest will be permitted to coat their student, providing they hold a Medical Degree (MD). Students will be asked to register their guest coater by providing their full name, relationship and a copy of their MD license or diploma when completing the White Coat Ceremony Registration Form during Orientation Week.

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