Aug 1, 2016

White Coating Ceremony Welcomes New Student Doctors

Two hundred seventy-nine men and women, representing KCU College of Osteopathic Medicine's Class of 2020, walked across the stage at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts July 30th to accept their symbolic white coat and take the osteopathic oath. Presentation of this traditional vestment acknowledges the beginning of students' journey to become osteopathic physicians.

Incoming students, their families and guests were welcomed by President and CEO Dr. Marc B. Hahn and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees Dr. John P. Smith. Additional dignitaries and guests offered their congratulations and words of encouragement, along with Dr. Molly Menser (COM '07), who delivered a heartfelt and inspiring keynote address.

The white coating ceremony represents a literal and symbolic gesture representing each student's acceptance into the practice of medicine and dedication of service to humankind. In honor of KCU's 100th anniversary, students also received a special lapel pin distinguishing them as the incoming class for KCU's centennial year.

Watch the video of our 2016 white coating ceremony.