White Coat

White Coat Ceremony 

for the Larner College of Medicine Class of 2027

Ira Allen Chapel

Friday, October 13, 2023
at 1:00 P.M.

Reception immediately following to be held at the Dudley H. Davis Center on the 4th floor in the Grand Maple Ballroom. 

Additional information will be posted as it becomes available. 


Members of the Class of 2027 will be allotted up to five guest tickets for the White Coat Ceremony with the option to request additional tickets. Requesting additional tickets is not a guarantee they will be received. Additional information on requesting tickets will be sent to the Class of 2027 as the ceremony approaches. 

What is a White Coat Ceremony?

Initiated on August 20, 1993 at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, this annual ceremony or a similar rite now takes place for first-year medical students at about 90 percent of schools of medicine and osteopathy in the United States, and is supported by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation

According to the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, the White Coat Ceremony helps establish a psychological contract for the practice of medicine.

Physicians dressed in black until the late 19th century, due to the association of black attire as formal. Physicians adopted the white coat as a symbol of purity at the beginning of the 20th century.



Contact the Liz Dohrman at 
elizabeth.dohrman@med.uvm.edu or 802-656-3401

Photos & Video of the Class of 2026 White Coat Ceremony

View the Class of 2026 White Coat Photo Slideshow

View the Class of 2026 White Coat Ceremony