The White Coat Ceremony marks the transition of third year students from the classroom to the clinic, as they receive their official white coats from their fourth year peers. It is one of the most important events in our students' passage through McGill, and remains our most cherished ceremony. After a hiatus in 2020 and a shortened event in 2021, this year's ceremony brought back parents and family members in person to celebrate with students.
As the White Coat Ceremony took place on Homecoming weekend, for the first time ever the Faculty combined the ceremony with the Homecoming cocktail. Bringing alumni and students together strengthens the precious bonds both groups share.
Highlights from this year's ceremony include speeches from Dean Emami and Associate Dean Abi-Nader, DMD class presidents Albert Le and Ashish Nair, in addition to words from guest speaker and alumnus Dr. Hassan Moghadam, Chief of Dentistry/Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Montfort Hospital in Ottawa. The ceremony was also an occasion to celebrate the success of our students, and recognize their dedication to dentistry with various awards for student excellence. "Remember the ones that have gone before you, who paved the way for your success, and the tremendous asset you will be to the community you will serve. I ask you to wear your white coat with pride and a sense of responsibility", noted Dean Emami.