White Coat Ceremony

White Coat Ceremony and
Gold Humanism Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Friday, August 25, 2023

Shannon Hall, UW–Madison Memorial Union

We are pleased to welcome the incoming class of 2023 and honor this year’s inductees to the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

This is a by-invitation event for incoming students with a streaming option. Watch here for additional details


Photos by Pathum Karunaratne and Kristen Koenig
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2022 Ceremony Recap and Highlights

Revisit the Event

Link to the Recording


“The process of gaining acceptance into medical school is very competitive, and at times individual achievement receives more attention than collaborative teamwork. I know you will follow the school’s tradition of coming together as a class, supporting and helping each other."

Dean Robert N. Golden

Gold Humanism Honor Society

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

Gold seal that states Gold Humanism Honor Society

2022 members of the Gold Humanism Honor Society

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

Accessibility statement: 
The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is committed to accessibility. If you need an accommodation to attend or participate in the in-person White Coat Ceremony contact the SMPH signature events team at smphevents@med.wisc.edu. We ask that accommodation requests be made no less than two weeks before an event. We will make a thorough attempt to fulfill requests made after this date but cannot guarantee they will be met.