White Coat Ceremony

The White Coat Ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Back Bay Events Center, 180 Berkeley Street, Boston, Massachusetts. A reception immediately following the Ceremony will be held at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers, 50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston, Massachusetts.


Tufts University School of Medicine held its first White Coat Ceremony in the fall of 1997. It is now considered a rite of passage for each entering class. This year is no exception as the medical students in the Class of 2021 will gather at the Back Bay Events Center to receive their white coats and stand together to recite the modern Hippocratic Oath.

The White Coat Ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. The ceremony includes the Class of 2021 marching into the Theater, an address by our guest Keynote Speaker and each member of the class receiving his or her white coat. The ceremony typically lasts for 90 minutes. Immediately following the ceremony is a Luncheon Reception at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.  ** Due to the size of our venue, students are asked to limit guests to a maximum of three (3) individuals.

Also, for guests interested in visiting the Tufts Barnes and Noble Bookstore, it will be open from 12 noon until 4:00 p.m. and is located at the corner of Kneeland Street and Harrison Avenue.


Contact Us

Sackler Center 4th floor
145 Harrison Avenue
(617) 636-6534 (phone)
(617) 636-0432 (fax)


Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 5:00 pm


Amy Kuhlik, M.D.
Dean for Students

Janet Kerle
Associate Dean for Students

John Matias, M.Ed.
Associate Dean, Admissions & Enrollment

Emily Walsh, M.Ed
Associate Director of Academic Support

Paula Gagnon
Associate Director of Student Affairs

Lauren Fielding

Assistant Director of Student Affairs

Carol Sue Poindexter
Staff Assistant / Student Services

Chris Bishal

Administrative Coordinator