White Coat Ceremony

Date & Time

Friday, July 26, 2024, 2:00 a.m.-3:30 a.m.


White Coat Ceremony


State Theatre New Jersey

15 Livingston Avenue New Brunswick, NJ, 08901


The incoming class of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School celebrates the end of orientation with a special White Coat Ceremony.

Group of incoming 2023 RWJMS students at the White Coat Ceremony
Steve Hockstein

We celebrate our incoming class of medical students as they close out their Orientation Week with a special ceremony to receive their white coats.

The White Coat Ceremony is a rite of passage for medical students, originally created by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation in 1993 as a way to highlight the importance of humanism in patient care. In 1994, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School became one of the first medical schools to adopt the White Coat Ceremony as part of its students' introduction to their medical education journey.