September 2017 White Coat Ceremony

The White Coat Ceremony will be webcast live on Sunday, December 17 at 5:30 PM BST (12:30 PM EST) via AUC’s YouTube page:

September 2021 Class (Rescheduled)

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine welcomes the September 2021 Class to our time-honored White Coat Ceremony. This event marks the entree of matriculating students into the profession and commemorates the high standards of medicine. In the presence of friends and families, students are cloaked by deans and faculty members in their first white coat—a symbol of the trust being bestowed upon them to carry on the tradition of doctoring—and led through the Modern Oath of Physicians.

The ceremony will feature a keynote address by Dr. Faith Dillard, AUC alumna (Class of 1999) and emergency medicine physician for Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group in McClean, Virginia. Like first semester students who experienced Hurricane Irma, Dr. Dillard faced her own set of challenges while in medical school. She was at AUC in Montserrate when the Soufriere Hills volcano erupted and devastated the island. With our Montserrat campus damaged, she and AUC relocated to the university's current home in Sint Maarten. Dr. Dillard has been vocal in sharing how that experience shaped her career, including her current involvement as a Medical Officer with the US Department of Health and Human Services' Natural Disaster Medical System. 

Directly following the ceremony, students and their guests are invited to attend a dinner reception at the Foster Refectory on UCLan's campus.

Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 5:30 PM BST (12:30 PM EST)
Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre
University of Central Lancashire

Participants and guests are invited to attend a dinner reception at Foster Hall immediately following the ceremony

Each student will be photographed in their white coat and in front of the university’s emblem. Photographs will be uploaded and made available to all students after the event.