White Coat Ceremony and Freshman Family Day
Every year, the Parents Club for the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences puts on a number of events for the students at UAMS College of Medicine. Our White Coat Ceremony and Freshman Family Day are specifically for incoming freshman at UAMS College of Medicine to help introduce them to the community.
Here, you can learn more about both the White Coat Ceremony and Freshman Family Day.
White Coat Ceremony
Friday, August 7, 2020
Starts at 7:30 PM
Each new class of freshman is made up of around 170 medical students, and they celebrate the beginning of their journey through medical school with the White Coat Ceremony. Surrounded by family, peers, and mentors, this annual ceremony is steeped in UAMS College of Medicine tradition and emotion.
Each member of the freshman class will put on their white coat and make a promise to uphold everything that their coat stands for. This will be a memorable event for new students as it is the beginning of their journey towards becoming physicians.
In the times of COVID-19, this years event will be different and likely virtual. More details about the White Coat ceremony will be forthcoming.
Freshman Family Day
(Starts at 8:00 AM on 8/8/2020)
Along with the White Coat Ceremony, freshmen at UAMS College of Medicine can join their family and friends at our Freshman Family Day. This is an annual event that consists of campus tours, speeches, presentations, and a luncheon. This will be a great opportunity for students to see the campus and meet their fellow UAMS freshmen with their family and friends. The exciting day starts at the I. Dodd Education Building, UAMS Campus.
Chances are that Family Day will be virtual as well. More details will be forthcoming.