Menu Icon Search
Close Search

About the ads

What to wear to White Coat Ceremony?

Discussion in 'Allopathic' started by DrFlower, 07.31.05.

  1. DrFlower

    DrFlower Senior Member

    Joined:
    06.19.04
    Messages:
    116
    SDN 5+ Year Member

    SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads)
    Hello all,

    I apologize for the possibly redundant post (thought I saw one regarding this not too long ago)--but was wondering what is appropriate wear to the White Coat Ceremony? Does everyone wear their suits, or just business casual wear?

    Thanks so much for your input! :)
  2. sandg

    sandg Senior Member

    Joined:
    05.17.03
    Messages:
    191
    Location:
    ohio
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    Our school sent us an email about this. At our ceremony, guys should wear a shirt and tie and ladies should wear a nice skirt or pants. I think the idea is to not wear a suit coat so you have room to put on your new white coat.
  3. mikedc813

    mikedc813

    Joined:
    03.15.04
    Messages:
    1,114
    Location:
    Baltimore
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    SDN 10+ Year Member

    yeah this definitely makes sense, eh? don't wear a suit coat
  4. pharmer

    pharmer Senior Member

    Joined:
    07.20.01
    Messages:
    206
    SDN 10+ Year Member
    banana hammock and tie. What else do you need...the white coat will cover just fine
  5. bigfrank

    bigfrank SDN Donor

    Joined:
    02.20.02
    Messages:
    2,070
    Location:
    E-USA
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    Contrary to popular belief, don't wear a white coat TO the event.

    Otherwise, you'll be fine if you wear slacks/shirt/tie, no jacket needed.
  6. Pompacil

    Pompacil Senior Member

    Joined:
    06.18.05
    Messages:
    841
    Location:
    Ohio
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    Other possibilities:

    Powder blue tux, dumb and dumber style

    Assless chaps

    Canadian tuxedo (full denim suit)

    Or you could fashion yourself a velcro break-away suit, you know, just to keep people on their toes as you go up to recieve your coat.
  7. TheFlash

    TheFlash Playtime Is Over

    Joined:
    10.19.03
    Messages:
    4,779
    Location:
    The City of Blinding Lights
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    our white coats were given to us at the ceremony itself and put on us by various faculty of the medical school. no need to wear a suit, as long as you look nice. i.e. don't show up wearing nothing but a french tickler.
  8. Gut Shot

    Gut Shot

    Joined:
    09.07.03
    Messages:
    6,548
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    SDN 10+ Year Member
    As a performance artist, I recommend wearing saran wrap and filling your mouth with cocktail weiners.
  9. heldicus

    heldicus Senior Member

    Joined:
    04.14.03
    Messages:
    117
    Location:
    The Nati
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    wear everything you own. literally. but go commando.
  10. Arsenic

    Arsenic posting from the future Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    05.05.04
    Messages:
    14,672
    Location:
    NYC
    Status:
    Fellow [Any Field]
    Physician SDN 10+ Year Member
    dress professionally but no suit
  11. Mr. Adventure

    Mr. Adventure Oat-Packing Dadaist

    Joined:
    07.14.05
    Messages:
    178
    Location:
    Getting a soapy...
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    SDN 5+ Year Member
    I would highly recommend going in the night before and changing your name to Mike Hawk on the cue card that the announcer will use.
  12. virilep

    virilep What can Brown do for u?

    Joined:
    02.12.04
    Messages:
    1,553
    SDN 10+ Year Member
    haahahhaah...so that's what they do in cincy
  13. ISU_Steve

    ISU_Steve Cranky old man

    Joined:
    04.14.05
    Messages:
    932
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    Status:
    Other Health Professions Student
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    May I suggest pulling a Yossarian:

    [​IMG]
  14. DukeDoc08

    DukeDoc08 Member

    Joined:
    02.18.05
    Messages:
    80
    Location:
    Livin' the dream
    SDN 5+ Year Member
    LOL LOL that was on of the funniest Friends episodes of all time!!!
  15. Electrophys

    Electrophys Senior Member

    Joined:
    12.10.04
    Messages:
    132
    SDN 5+ Year Member
    Haha, I actually laughed out loud at this...its actually popular belief?
  16. dtreese

    dtreese Caramel Gollum

    Joined:
    04.23.01
    Messages:
    20,482
    Location:
    KY, The Jelly State
    Status:
    Medical Student
    SDN 10+ Year Member
    That's hunter green banana hammock.
  17. DrFlower

    DrFlower Senior Member

    Joined:
    06.19.04
    Messages:
    116
    SDN 5+ Year Member
    LOL, I was wondering the same thing! That would be pretty goofy, but entertaining. :)
  18. burlypie

    burlypie Senior Member

    Joined:
    01.14.02
    Messages:
    238
    Location:
    The Land of "Cheese Cream"
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    SDN 10+ Year Member
    Keep your skirts on the longer side if you decide to forego pants. Short skirts with white coats just look *wrong* :)
  19. bravotwozero

    bravotwozero Chronically ambitious

    Joined:
    09.19.04
    Messages:
    590
    Location:
    Detroit
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    SDN 10+ Year Member
    Reminds me of the Cake (the band) song, "I want a girl with a short skirt and a loooooooooong jacket!"
  20. Dr Who

    Dr Who Future MD...

    Joined:
    12.30.04
    Messages:
    876
    Location:
    Somewhere out there
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    Damn dont you people have any decency!!!
    Hijacking this poor guys thread like that. :eek:
    This kind of childish behavior belongs in the lounge!

    So going back to the original question, wear high heals, a tight mini skirt and something that would show your belly button. If you are a girl then go with whatever you find hanging in your closet.
  21. Peterock

    Peterock "PeeT-Ro'k"

    Joined:
    02.07.04
    Messages:
    1,306
    Location:
    Deal with it
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    Damn dude, that joke is dated. ;)
  22. 45408

    45408 aw buddy

    Joined:
    06.13.04
    Messages:
    16,997
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    Mike Hunt is a bit more of a classic.

// Share //

Style: SDN Universal