This question might seem silly. So I'm filling out a survey for my white coat, and I wonder... should I ask that the name that goes on my coat include my prior degree, as in "Jane NonTrad, Ph.D.?" I have to confess, for all the difficult years that went into finishing that degree, I nevertheless take a tiny bit of pride in it. On the other hand, I don't want to come across to my classmates or upperclassmen as arrogant, full of myself, or flaunting my past (if folks knew the details, they would know I would actually prefer to forget most of those years). I get the sense that success in medical school comes partly through blending in with one's class and not calling attention to oneself, and I am totally, completely fine with that. So what did you folks do? The survey I'm filling out doesn't ask about past degrees, so I'd have to write the committee in charge specifically. Haha, perhaps I should take this as a sign.