Gifts from alumni and friends of the MU School of Medicine help support students as they prepare to become physicians. Your generous support helps our current students receive white coats, stethoscopes, scholarships and more.
White Coat Support Program
“The White Coat is such a symbolic part of being and becoming a doctor. I have been looking forward to my White Coat Ceremony for years. I feel honored to receive it and I am thankful for the donors who made it possible.”
Lauren Lester, Kearney, Missouri, Class of 2021
“It is overwhelmingly encouraging to know that physicians are investing in me and my education. The Stethoscope and White Coat make me feel so welcomed and prepared. These are universal symbols of the privilege and responsibility bestowed upon physicians.”
Eliza Smith, Goodman, Missouri, Class of 2021
Your gift help will purchase a University of Missouri white coat personalized with the MU School of Medicine logo. These coats will be worn with pride by the Class of 2021. First-year medical students will receive their “cloaks of compassion” and pledge to uphold their profession’s highest values of care and compassion at the beginning of their medical school careers.
To give to this program, visit: http://mizzougivedirect.missouri.edu/Item.aspx?item_id=157
We invite alumni and faculty to help us welcome our incoming class by sponsoring white coats and sharing words of wisdom. Previous students have been touched by the well wishes and support of alumni who participated and encouraged by the knowledge that their future colleagues are invested in their success.
The pocket of each coat will contain a card with sponsors’ names and advice. If you’d like to share words of wisdom with our students in the Class of 2022, please email Carmen Rowe at RoweC@health.missouri.edu.
Thank you for supporting our students on this important journey!
Stethoscope Program for First-Year Medical Students
“The stethoscope means a lot to me. It’s weight is a reminder of the responsibility entrusted to me and motivation to do my best.”
Clarence Chu, Yorba Linda, California, Class of 2021
“It is humbling to see the amount of support of those who came before us.”
Brian Blankenship, Reeds Spring, Missouri, Class of 2021
A universal symbol of the medical profession, the stethoscope is a tangible representation of a student’s medical journey. An initiative of the Medical Alumni Organization, the Stethoscope Program provides the opportunity to fund an immediate need and connect with students by offering a meaningful gift – a new stethoscope branded with the MU Medicine logo. Each student receives a stethoscope and each box is topped with words of wisdom that supporters are encouraged to share. The 128 members of the Class of 2021 received their stethoscopes due to the enthusiasm of more than 90 alumni and supporters.
By sponsoring this program, you will become a part of the medical school’s new tradition of supporting medical students with a stethoscope during orientation week.