Medical Alumni Association

White Coat

White Coat Ceremony 

Coming shortly: 2018 White Coat Ceremony information!

Seating is first come, first serve in the auditorium. There will also be an overflow room which will have a livestream of the event. In order to accommodate all families, students are limited to 10 guests. Attire is business professional for students and business casual for guests.

Please check back to this site once you receive your formal invitation in the mail. Online registration to follow.


Hello Class of 2022! The Pitt Medical Alumni Association and the alumni community would like to welcome you all to your first year of medical school by helping to host The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine White Coat Ceremony.  This event for you and your family, along with your medical school White Coats, are provided by alumni support.

Please use the below chart to select your White Coat size. All sizes must be submitted no later than June 30, 2018. Send your sizing information to or call in at 412-648-9741.

Size Chart:

Order Size                           XS            S            M              L              XL            2XL            3XL            4XL            5XL

Women’s Size                     2-6           8-10       12-14       16-18       20-42        44-46          48-50         52-54          56-58

Men’s Size                         30-32        34-36      38-40       42-44      46-48        50-52          54-56         58-60          62-64

*If you are over 6’1” a TALL is recommended, please specify along with your order.



Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

Address: 100 Lytton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: (412) 682-6200

Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place 

Address: 3454 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: (412) 683-2040



Parking is $3.00 in the Presbyterian University Hospital (PUH) parking garage.  Please be sure to inform the cashier that you were here for the White Coat Ceremony.



Business casual - dress slacks and nice shirt w/without a tie for gentlemen, and a nice dress/skirt/pants for the ladies.

    -Gentlemen, if wearing a suit, please give your suit jacket to a family member to hold during the ceremony, as it may be too tight to wear under your white coat.

    -Ladies, please give your purse, etc. to a family member to hold during the ceremony as the Lecture Room where you will be gathering prior to the ceremony will not be locked or secured.


Parents and Partners: Passing Notes Before Class

For over a decade, the White Coat Ceremony has served as the official—and often emotional—launch of the medical careers of our talented students. The MAA knows how important this ceremony is to the families, as well as the student.

If you would like to add a note to the pocket of your child’s white coat, which they will receive on stage, please fill out this form.