White Coat Ceremony

Save the Date

Friday, August 20, 2021, 3 pm
Planning is underway, watch for more details.

Revisit the 2020 White Coat Ceremony

From the School

New Medical Students Welcomed To UW In Virtual White Coat Ceremony

Download the Ceremony Program

White Coat in the News

Watch the event recording

Gold Humanism Honor Society

Gold seal that states Gold Humanism Honor SocietyThe Gold Humanism Honor Society was established to honor senior medical students, residents, and faculty to elevate the concept of humanistic medicine.

Congratulations to the latest members of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

An asterisk below indicates Gold Humanism Honor Society Oath readers.

Gold Humanism Honor Society


Angela Ai*
Joe Archer
Alex Bryant*
Sara Adelina Cuadra Aruguete
Mackenzie Delzer*
Sarah Di Bartolomeo
Connor Enright*
Brenna Funfar
Jenna M. Hatab*
Steven Hesse
Joey Janz*
Catherine Jensen*
Yanzi Jiang*

Alec Lerner*
Alexandra Mechler-Hickson
Laura Miller
Colleen Morken
Nivi Nair
Mariana Niño de Guzmán Ramirez
Marissa Paulson
Hayley Severson
Chelsie Sievers
Anna Marie Sorensen
Samuel Starke*
Payden White
John Ziegler


Jenny Tumba, MD
Resident, Department of Psychiatry

Alexis M. Eastman, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Jason W. Stephenson, MD
Leonard Tow Award Recipient
Associate Professor, Department of Radiology

Learning to care for and working with patients will be a vital part of your medical education. As you enter medical school, you will start seeing patients right away.
This comes with high expectations our school takes seriously. In preparation, we also have students recite the Declaration of Geneva at our White Coat ceremony, just as you will do at the end of your medical training.

Elizabeth Petty, MD, Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs

Thank you to our Student Name Readers

To welcome our new medical students, talented student leaders are serving as name readers in today’s White Coat investiture ceremony. They lead a variety of outstanding student organizations in the School of Medicine and Public Health.

Ton Doan
Vice President, Medical Student Association

Jonathan Le
President, Medical Student Association

Jasmine Love
Co-President, Student National Medical Association

Mario Mansour Matabele
Co-President, M2 Class

Sharon-Rose Nartey
Co-President, Student National Medical Association

Andrea Niño de Guzmán Ramirez
Co-President, M2 Class

Jalin Roberson
Co-President, Medical Students for Minority Concerns

The following incoming students represented their class in the reading of the Declaration of Geneva during the virtual white coat ceremony.

Thanh Thanh Nguyen

Carlos Torres

Kevin Franco Valle

Josh Martens

Temisan E. Blagogee

Kelsey S. Christianson

Every. Single. Day.
You will have a real opportunity to have a positive impact on the life of a patient, their family, our communities – and through education and research, the entire field of Medicine.
There are few other professions where you have the opportunity to have such a far-reaching positive impact on humankind – and while that comes with tremendous responsibility, it also brings immense fulfillment.

Rebecca M. Minter, MD, FACS
A.R. Curreri Distinguished Chair, Department of Surgery

Additional Details

White Coats are sponsored by the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation from the donations of physician members of the Wisconsin Medical Society.

Complete a brief registration and receive a free membership to the Society from the school while in attendance. The registration process also allows you to submit a note of thanks to your White Coat physician sponsor to share a photo of you wearing your first white coat!


The UW School of Medicine and Public Health invites you to join our social media family.

Share your White Coat experience and be sure to tag  @UWSMPH.

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