Press Release

FSU College of Medicine to Hold Virtual White Coat Ceremony


CONTACT: Melissa Powell, FSU College of Medicine
(850) 325-0423;

 October 2020

Members of the Florida State University College of Medicine Physician Class of 2024 will be honored Friday in a virtual White Coat Ceremony. The white coat symbolizes the importance of compassionate care for patients and the scientific proficiency expected of physicians.

Students were previously filmed receiving their white coats individually in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.

Friday’s virtual ceremony, which is planned to include interactive participation through social media, will recognize the students’ commitment to patient care, compassion and professionalism. It is meant to remind students of the dedication necessary to complete a medical education and underscore the responsibilities inherent in the practice of medicine.

The featured speaker is Dr. Jonathan Salud, a 2015 graduate of the FSU College of Medicine. He is now a clinical instructor at the University of Washington and practices internal medicine.

The event also will honor 15 members of the Physician Class of 2021 and two faculty members who have been inducted into the FSU Chapman Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS). For more information on GHHS and to view the list of inductees, visit the College of Medicine website.

The ceremony will take place:


6 P.M.

Links to watch will be available at