Building Bridges: 2018 White Coat Stethoscope Fundraising
Who We Are
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Alumni Association (MAA) promotes active involvement of alumni in the life of the school and the lives of current students, to enrich their experiences through programs, projects, and awards. Each year, the MAA builds and supports traditions at the School of Medicine – such as Scope and Scalpel, Graduation Luncheon, and the White Coat Ceremony.
The White Coat Ceremony
The White Coat Ceremony celebrates the annual tradition of the next matriculating class of students into the medical profession. During the ceremony, Pitt Medicine Alumni and faculty members cloak students in their first white coat as a symbol of the trust bestowed on them to carry on the noble tradition of medicine. This year, our 2018 White Coat ceremony adds the new element of learning by providing each incoming student with a new stethoscope. Not only will these stethoscopes prove very useful throughout the careers of our future physicians, they will serve as reminders from medical school and the dedication of our Pitt Med community.
How You Can Help
With your support, we can create this new tradition at Pitt and provide a helping hand to each incoming medical student in the first steps of his or her career. We ask that you consider making a donation to fund the cost of the Pitt Med stethoscopes for the Class of 2022 and future classes to follow. 100% of all donations go directly to our students and are tax deductible through the University of Pittsburgh. A gift of any size can truly make a difference to the Pitt Med family.
We understand that everyone may not be in a position to make a financial contribution – sharing our EngagePitt link through email and social media can also help us reach our goal!
As a result of your commitment and generosity, students will know that they have the support of their peers, families, and broader alumni community to succeed. Thank you for taking the time to consider our production.
The White Coat Ceremony will take place on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at the Carnegie Music Hall at 11:00am. For more details and to RSVP please visit www.maa.pitt.edu/students/white-coat. We would be thrilled to see you there.