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Invite Your Family and Friends to Attend White Coat Ceremony!
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Each year, at noon on the third Friday of March, medical students in the United States wait anxiously to learn where their professional career will take them after the culmination of their studies. As of May 2015 there are 179 total medical schools in the United States. This includes 143 allopathic (MD) and 36 osteopathic (DO) medical schools. The result of Match Day determines not only the type of training each student will receive but also defines their medical specialty and, ultimately, where they will live during the first years of their chosen profession.
The first Educational Recognition Awards ceremony was held in 1999, envisioned by an ad hoc faculty group as a means of reaffirming education as the founding and primary mission of the campus. The event is characterized by recognition of educational excellence in all three schools, a celebration of the collaboration between the three schools and pride in the dedication, passion and creativity of faculty. Recipients are nominated and chosen by their faculty colleagues; students also participate in the nominating process within the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the Graduate School of Nursing. The awards are presented by the deans of each school at an event held toward the end of the academic year.
An evening of fun for ALL students, faculty, staff, their families and friends:
There is no charge for this event; however, we do ask that you tell us whether or not you are planning to attend, and how many guests you will bring with you.
A continental buffet for faculty, graduates and their guests will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Buffets will be set in the 1st Floor Multi-Purpose Room of the Albert Sherman Center (ASC) and the Faculty Conference Room. There will be seating on the terraces outside the ASC and the school building and in the school lobbies. There is no charge for this event; however, we do ask that you tell us whether or not you are planning to attend and how many guests you will bring with you.
Please note: Food will not be allowed in the main tent where the ceremony will take place, so plan to arrive with sufficient time to enjoy the brunch in advance of taking your seats for the ceremony. The tent will open for seating for the Commencement ceremony at 11 a.m.
The ceremony will be held under a tent on the Campus Green, rain or shine. Be sure to dress appropriately and encourage your guests to do so. We suggest wearing low-heeled shoes.
Please note: Backpacks, briefcases, large bags, and wrapped gifts will not be allowed into the tent on Commencement Day. Handbags, purses, and camera bags will be allowed but may be subject to inspection prior to entry. Unattended backpacks or bags may be subject to inspection or removal without notice by members of the Department of Public Safety.
Guests are encouraged to be in their seats no later than 11:30, as Graduates will process down the aisle starting at 11:45 a.m., followed by UMass Medical School faculty and distinguished guests. It is expected that the ceremony will last approximately two hours.
All students are invited to the ceremony. Tickets are required; please contact Kim LaPerle to acquire them.
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