Quinnipiac University

White Coat Ceremony 2021

Starts August 5, 2021 on 3:00 PM (ET)

Ends August 5, 2021 on 4:30 PM (ET)

The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University White Coat Ceremony

The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine will formally welcome its ninth class, the Class of 2025, at its annual White Coat Ceremony at the People’s United Center on the York Hill Campus.

The White Coat Ceremony will mark the beginning of the medical school journey for the School of Medicine’s newest students. The ceremony does not only welcome them into the School of Medicine, but also into the medical profession with all of the responsibilities and expectations associated with being a physician. This year’s speaker will be alumna Dr. Kumba Adia Hinds, MD ’17, MPH.

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Meet our keynote speaker

Dr. Kumba Adia Hinds, MD ’17, MPH is a primary care physician for Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Lahey Health in Brookline, Massachusetts. She grew up in Rochester, New York and Trumbull, Connecticut. She earned her BA and MPH from Yale University and her MD from Frank H Netter MD School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at the University of North Carolina. When she’s not working, she can be found with her husband Dennis running after their rambunctious 19 month old son, Vic Sulay.

Dr. Kumba Hinds 


COVID-19 precautions

Quinnipiac is continuing to protect our community against COVID-19 and all university community members (including faculty, staff and students) are required to be fully vaccinated by August 1. However, masks will be required for all individuals regardless of vaccination status.

Will guests be permitted?

Visitors, defined as anyone who is not a Quinnipiac student, faculty, or staff member, are permitted on the university's three campuses and in all university buildings and facilities.

Visitors must observe the university's mask policy and wear masks while inside university facilities.

Will masks be required?

Quinnipiac’s mask policy states that all individuals — regardless of vaccination status — must wear a mask to enter a university facility.

This is consistent with the latest state policies and CDC recommendations. Individuals who feel more comfortable wearing a mask may do so. The university fully supports the continued use of face masks by any individual.

How long is the ceremony?

The ceremony typically lasts about 75-90 minutes.

Will there be a reception after the ceremony?

The School of Medicine will provide refreshment boxes for guests to take at the end of the event to enjoy at home. 

Will I be able to view the ceremony later?

Yes, the ceremony will be recorded and posted at QU.edu/medicine

What is the attire for this event?

The White Coat Ceremony marks the beginning of a students journey to becoming a physician. Students and guests usually dress in business or business casual attire.

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