White Coat Ceremony
The White Coat Ceremony is an exciting rite of passage or new medical students. Your NSC will let you know the exact date of your White Coat Ceremony for your term. Detailed information regarding time and number of tickets for guests will be sent out before the start of the semester. The ceremony will be streamed live on Facebook for friends and family who cannot make it in person.
The Meaning Behind Your White Coat: https://www.ama-assn.org/residents-students/medical-school-life/meaning-behind-your-white-coat
You will receive your white coat at Academic Check-in, in Barbados. You do not have to purchase one from the bookstore. You will bring it with you to the White Coat Ceremony. *Please iron or steam your white coat and neatly carry it with you (do not wear it). Please be sure it is fully unbuttoned before you go on stage.
What to wear: Any time you wear your white coat, you should be dressed in business professional attire. Suit jackets are not required under the white coat – but the rest of the “suit” is appropriate attire – just like you wore to your medical school interview.
It is important that you pack two sets of professional attire to bring with you to Barbados. Please read this article on business professional attire: https://www.collegefashion.net/fashion-tips/how-to-dress-professionally-business-dress-code-basics/
September 2019 entering class white coat ceremony: https://www.facebook.com/RossMedSchool/videos/2365767740305617/
May 2019 entering class white coat ceremony:
Fun Video made by RUSM students on Professional Dress: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3wdVwT5EKE&feature=youtu.be