Convocation and Orientation

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White Coat Ceremony

The 2020 White Coat Ceremony will be held virtually on July 12, 2020, at 4 p.m.

Professionalism and the Honor Code

Entering medical school is the start of your career as a physician in the profession of medicine. During your medical education, we will emphasize the professional attributes and core values that should be present in the learning environment and manifested by our students. In keeping with the school's emphasis on professionalism, the Medical School Student Council has adopted an Honor Code at Boonshoft School of Medicine. Written by medical students, this Code outlines the characteristics deemed necessary for the development of compassionate and responsible physicians. As part of the Convocation and White Coat Ceremony, all students will sign the Medical Student Professional Honor Code. As the professional behavior described in the Honor Code is expected of all students, it is important for you, as a new member of this community, to commit yourself to these standards. Please take time to read and reflect on it before Convocation.

Orientation and the Challenge Course

Note: Subject to change due to COVID-19.

The first day of Orientation is on July 6th, the Monday before Convocation. The 2020 Orientation Schedule and Class of 2024 Checklist will be available soon. New students and their families are invited to campus for tours in the morning with an ice cream social that evening. Parking will be available all week in Lot 16, in front of the Gandhi Medical Education Center, also known as White Hall or the Boonshoft School of Medicine building. Orientation continues through that week.

A highlight of Orientation Week will be a day of team building on the Wright State Challenge Course, featuring an outdoor climbing and rappelling tower and a low ropes course. You'll also learn about dual-degree programs, volunteer opportunities and medical student clubs and organizations you can join. This week will include an introduction to our innovative teaching style, the WrightCurriculum.

Your transition into medical school is very important to us. If there is anything we can do to help make it easier, please let us know by contacting Admissions at (937) 775-3762 or emailing us at som-admissions@wright.edu.

Slideshow of Convocation for the Class of 2021


The class of 2020 took an excursion to Glen Helen in Yellow Springs during Orientation Week.
Last edited on 06/25/2020.