White Coat Ceremonies

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  1. muonwhiz

    muonwhiz Senior Member

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    Okay, new topic! Which school has the best white coat ceremony? Hopefully they will be something to look forward to before the real grind begins! Post up here, all ye that have knowledge!
     
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    From what I've been told, UHS spends about 100G on its ceremony. They rent out the concert hall in downtown KC. Any type of foods, drinks, etc. you could ever ask for. I was also informed that the ice sculptures are exquisite! I'm glad that one student's tuition each year is devoted to this grand, esteemed ceremony. I can't wait to attend!

    -Nathan (UHS '05)
     
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    Gee, that's kinda excessive, don't you think?

    I'm not doubting the importance of the White Coat Ceremony, but to devote $100,000 to it? Wouldn't that money be better put to providing scholarships to those students in need? How about funding research? How about toward clinical activities? How about to advancing the profession? $100,000 buys a lot, but I suppose a few ice sculptures wouldn't be so bad after all. [​IMG] You guys getting leather white coats? [​IMG]

    My White Coat was in the school's main auditorium. Lunch was in our version of a "quad," which was catered by the University Hospital food service.




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  5. muonwhiz

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    What school do you go to Tim? I think that the ceremony is something to look forward to and something to remember the joy of when things seem bad. I'll be looking forward to it! I'll bet that was a real party even if the cost seemed excessive it would be fun to go to!
     
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    SUNY Downstate.

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    If my school spent that kind of cash on the white coat ceremony, the first thing I would do is demand a tuition cut.

    White coat ceremony is nice, but it ain't THAT important!

     
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    Boomer,

    UHS has a class size of around 220 students. The 100g spent only comes to around $450 dollars over the four years of your medical school career. I will gladly pay $500 which is only 0.4% of my entire tuition. I will remember this ceremony forever. It will be the best $500 dollars ever spent. Heck, I've lost more at the blackjack table!!

     
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    I have a sneaking feeling you'll remember your graduating ceremonies from med school just a little bit more!!! And getting your first, real white doctor's full length coat!
     
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    UHSBOUND,
    Actually you probably won't remember much about the evening...it's an open bar! Have fun and good luck! Watch those casinos within minutes of the school...they will get you.
     
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    Maybe I'm wrong, but don't you have to finish your intern year before you get a long white coat? Hey, I'll be happy with the short one for now! Anyone know what the ceremonies are like at Nova, Azcom or DMU? Give all of us who are waiting for August something good to think about!
     
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    Is family allowed to attend the ceremonies or is typically just the students and faculty? I know my wife and parents would love to attend but I am not sure if that is appropriate.
     
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    Yosh Livin' in the WINDY CITY

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    From what I have been told...families, significant others and relatives are strongly encouraged to attend.
    It is a big celebration....before the four years of HELL!!
     
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    Hey Muonwhiz...once you graduate, you get the long, white coat, not when you're done with your intern year. You're a practicing doctor then, even though you're still a slave to the rest of the residents and attendings.
     
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    Does anyone know if LECOM has a white coat ceremony, and if so, what is it like? Just curious.
     
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    I'm not sure about this, but I heard that the white coat ceremony for LECOM is at the beginning of the second semester...can anyone confirm this?
     
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    What's the white coat ceremony like at AZCOM? Haven't heard a thing about it?
     
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    Yosh Livin' in the WINDY CITY

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    Anyone for the white coat ceremony at COMP??? Any info would be appreciated.....

    [This message has been edited by yosh (edited April 08, 2001).]
     
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    There is a web site that gives a list of all of the schools that have white coat ceremonies as follows:
    http://www.humanism-in-medicine.org/
    AZCOM is listed as having one (listed under Midwestern University). No details have been given about any of these ceremonies or who is invited or when they take place. However, if you will look in your AZCOM acceptance packet there is a form in the back of the medical info booklet which asks what your t-shirt size and what your coat size is. I assume that by asking for that info, they intend to give us both items. From my info, most white coat ceremonies take place during the new student orientation as a sort of kickoff for the year. But I don't have certain info about this re AZCOM. Any present students out there that can fill us in?
     
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    Muonwhiz,

    Just out of curiosity, how are we females supposed to figure out the coat size thing?!

    Tiffany
     
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    I thought the white coat ceremony was a complete waste of time...Its was the cheesiest thing I ever experienced...I mean I haven't even started clinicals yet and they want me to wear a white coat?? please
     
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    tiff--
    To get your coat size, just measure across your chest. The form gives about 6 sizes according to chest size, so go by that. I guess the things are unisex.

    I have now been told by a current student at AZCOM that last year's white coat ceremony was held 5 weeks after med school started. This was to accomodate having the same ceremony for the PA and Pharm.D schools, which apparently were not having classes when the med school had orientation. I was told that last year's ceremony took 2 hours, and that coat and tie were required. Afterwards, there was a reception serving coffee and cake. I was also told that people could invite friends, relatives, sig others, etc. but that the Dean had said it really wasn't worth coming from out of town for. The impression that I got was that it was not an impressive affair, and that it cut into the study time for students. Apparently it is nothing to get excited about.
     
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    Can anyone describe what goes on at Des Moines University's White Coat Ceremony? Can family members attend? Do the other allied health profession do this with the medical school? How long? I have many questions, but just wanted someone to share their experience there....

    I had called and email the admissions office and the tentative date was September 8 for the in-coming class, for those of you who might be interested.... Any thoughts? Thanx in advance....
     
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    At UNECOM our white coats where sized like women's sizes, for women that is. And our ceremony was nice, but definately cheap. Family and guests were encouraged. It was in the beginning of OCT. It was nice, but it probably could have been better, I think most of us were stressed with school at the time. I think I will enjoy graduation much more!!
     
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