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.
Summer 2022 White Coat Ceremony
May 13TH, 2022 @ 3:30 PM AST
The RUSM White Coat Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 13, 2022 at 3:30 pm AST at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC). We look forward to celebrating the important tradition with you.
Keynote Speaker: Erine Raybon-Rojas, MD
A graduate of Ross University School of Medicine in 2008, Dr. Erine Raybon-Rojas has exemplified the innate potential graduates are able to achieve.
Be sure to use the hashtag #RUSMWhiteCoat on your social media celebrations, encourage family and friends to watch the ceremony virtually with a social media invitation and decorate your social posts and stories with White Coat Ceremony social media stickers.
Social Media Stickers – Use keyword “rusmwhitecoat” in the sticker search bar to view and use stickers on social media posts and stories.
Summer 2022 White Coat Ceremony FAQs
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.
- We are planning the RUSM Summer 2022 White Coat Ceremony to be a hybrid in-person/virtual event and will take place on Friday, May 13th at 3:30 pm AST. The in-person event will be for students only and will take place on the RUSM Barbados Campus. The in-person event will be livestreamed on the RUSM Facebook and YouTube pages.
- With your health and safety as our top priority, we will adjust plans if needed to comply with local guidelines and restrictions and will keep you informed should we need to modify our ceremony plans.
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.
Barbados COVID-19 protection measures limit the number of persons who can attend an in-person gathering. Due to the limited space on the RUSM Campus, guests will not be able to attend the White Coat Ceremony in person. RUSM will livestream the in-person event to Facebook and YouTube so that family and friends may watch 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 on Thursday, May 12.
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. Remote attendees will not be recognized live on camera, but their names will be called, and their photo will appear during the event.
An online PDF version of the White Coat program will be emailed to all registrants on Thursday, May 12. 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 and remember to wear a face mask at all times.
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