White Coat Ceremony

A group of medical students wearing white coats pose for a selfie after the white coat ceremony.

The David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) at UCLA hosts the annual White Coat Ceremony, welcoming students into the medical profession.

Upcoming White Coat Ceremony for Class of 2026

Join us in welcoming the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Class of 2026!

  • Date & Time: September 9, 2022 at 3 p.m. PST
  • Location: Royce Hall
  • Tickets: Required for entry. The event is for invited guests of the DGSOM Class of 2026 only.

Past White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2024

On Thursday, February 24, our newest medical students put on their white coats for the first time, officially entering the medical profession. A make-up White Coat Ceremony symbolized the resilience of DGSOM students. ⁠

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Watch Highlights from the Ceremony

Watch the Full Ceremony