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    White Coat Ceremony

    A rite of passage for medical students that emphasizes humanism in medicine, a white coat is placed on each student’s shoulders signifying their entrance into the medical profession.

    West Steps
    St. Kitts Campus

    For the May 2020 incoming cohort

    Virtual Ceremony

    Saturday, March 27th, 2021
    10:00 AM Eastern

    The White Coat Ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate first-year medical students at UMHS. During this year’s virtual ceremony, family and friends can learn more about the experiences and daily life of their medical students through guest speakers and presentations. Most importantly, witness as students take their first symbolic step in the practice of medicine. 

    Read about the history and significance of the White Coat Ceremony in the UMHS Endeavour Blog. 

    The ceremony will be livestreamed below on the day of the event. It will also be saved and archived for future viewing.




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    Don Roberts, MD, FACS

    Dean of Basic Sciences


    Greetings from Paradise!

    As the Dean of Basic Sciences at UMHS I oversee the academic program at the St. Kitts Campus where we teach the first two years of your Medical Curriculum, the Basic Medical Sciences.

    I am excited to be a part of such a vibrant university campus. We have approximately 450-500 students in St Kitts, which I believe is the optimum size for kicking off your new career in Medicine.

    The classes are relatively small which provides significantly more one on one access to the faculty, staff and administration. Yet, we have access to sophisticated learning resources that rival or exceed US schools.

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