White Coat Ceremony

Incoming students to the 2022 Physician Assistant Program stand proudly in their newly received white coat, a gift from the alumni association.


We are grateful for the support of our corporate partner, Nascentia Health, who is committed to building a stronger and healthier community. Together, we are helping to make a positive and lasting difference for our students and alumni.


The White Coat Ceremony is an important event welcoming our newest health professions students to the College of Health Professions at Upstate Medical University. This ceremony includes a formal robing of students in white coats, traditionally worn for many years.

Each white coat is generously provided by the Health Professions Alumni Association. If you'd like your gift to help with the purchase of white coats, please click here and choose Health Professions Alumni Annual Fund in the drop down menu.

Enjoy the video of the 2022 White Coat Ceremony  and the 2022 photo album created by Upstate's Photography Dept. held on August 20, 2022 at OnCenter Convention Center and White Coat Ceremony photos from across the years!