White Coat Ceremony
The first steps to your MD
The white coat ceremony is a special event that welcomes incoming medical students into the study of medicine and emphasizes the importance of compassionate care, scientific aptitude and ethical behavior, both in medical school and in your chosen profession. This ceremony is an important rite-of-passage that marks the transformation of a new cohort of RUSM students entering as doctors-in-training.
Keynote Speaker: Gregory Gilmour, MD
Dr. Gregory Gilmour is originally from Davenport, Iowa. After obtaining his Bachelor of Science, he graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Dr. Gilmour then decided to enroll at Ross University School of Medicine.
In 2015, he matched into the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency program at Michigan State University in Lansing, Michigan. Dr. Gilmour is currently an Attending Physician and the Co-Medical Director of Mary Free Bed at Sparrow Hospital, a nationally recognized Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital in Lansing. He also serves as an Assistant Professor of Health Programs at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
In addition to his clinical interests, Dr. Gilmour also enjoys spending time with his wife of almost nineteen (19) years, Ashley, and his two children, Brayden (8 years old) and Addilyn (6 years old).
Frequently Asked Questions
White Coat Ordering
Please see the size chart below:
|Bust||33 ½"-35"||35 ½"-37 ½"||38"-40 ½"||41 ½"-44 ½"||45 ½"-48 ½"|
|Waist||25 ½" - 27"||27 ½"-29 ½"||30"-32 ½"||33"-36 ½"||37"-40 ½"|
|Hip||35"-36 ½"||37"-39"||39 ½"-42"||42 ½"-46"||46 ½"-50"|
White Coats will be distributed to students attending in-person during New Student Orientation by the Student Affairs team. You will be able to view the different White Coat sizes and types and select the best White Coat size and type for you. Remote students will receive a White Coat in the mail after registering for the White Coat Ceremony.
Unfortunately, we are like unable to accommodate requests for exchanges. Please email email@example.com and we will do our best to see how we can help you.
If you did not receive the White Coat size that you requested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, you may embroider your name on your White Coat. Click here to access guidelines.
If you missed the deadline to register for the White Coat Ceremony, an extension unfortunately cannot be offered. Please email email@example.com for with your name listed as you would like it announced and the phonetic spelling of your name for our name callers.
We recommend students wear business professional attire. Suit jackets are not required. All students will also be required to wear a face mask that covers their nose and mouth for the duration of the event.
The in-person White Coat Ceremony will take place on the RUSM Barbados Campus in classroom 2.
Students will be seated with their peer group leaders and notified of their assigned classroom and specific ceremony instructions via email.
Students who attend in person will be live on camera during the ceremony. Family and friends will be able to hear your name called by your peer group leader and see you walk across the stage.
An online PDF version of the White Coat program will be emailed to all registrants. You will be able to share the link to the program with your family and friends. Physical copies of the White Coat Ceremony program will be made available for each student during the in-person ceremony.
Click here to view a copy of the Modified Oath of Geneva.
Please bring your White Coat and student ID card.