White Coat Ceremony

Friday, August 16, 2024
5:00 p.m. PST

Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox
1001 W. Sprague Avenue, Spokane

Student getting their white coat put on

Join us as we welcome our MD Class of 2028 to the medical community!

The White Coat Ceremony signifies the beginning of a student doctor’s journey as a medical professional. When the white coat is placed on their shoulders, they are committing to prioritize compassionate, collaborative, and scientifically excellent care from the very first day.

Celebrate this milestone as our students transition to physician leaders, joining us in-person at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox or virtually on our livestream.


Ceremony Speaker

Carl Heine, MD, PhD

Associate Dean of Clinical Education, Spokane

Dr. Heine is an emergency physician with special interests in wilderness medicine, health care policy, environmental issues affecting health, and medical ethics.

In additional to his role as Associate Dean of Clinical Education in Spokane, he has served as the clinical education director for emergency medicine, the physiology thread director, the health systems thread director, and the case-based learning component director. Prior to medical school, Dr. Heine taught anatomy & physiology and medical physiology at the University of Montana and had worked in the field of comparative biomechanics.

Carl Hein

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Fox Theater

The Fox theater is located at 1001 W Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99201.


Parking in downtown Spokane can be problematic for evening events. Please plan plenty of time to park. Metered parking is available around the Fox Theater as well as several paid parking lots including:

  • Davenport Garage – At Post and First
  • Friendly Parking – South of Carr Electric on Monroe
  • Parking West Garage (Spokane Club) – At Sprague and Madison
  • Lincoln Building – On Lincoln between Riverside and Main
  • River Park Square Garage – At Post and Spokane Falls
  • Diamond Lot – On West Main, adjacent to the Riverside Event Center


At this event, photos and videos may be recorded. By attending this event, you may be included in these photos and videos. Your attendance at this event grants your permission to be in these photos and videos, which may be used for educational, archival, and promotional purposes.

Incoming Students

After receiving your white coat on stage, you will be directed to get a professional photo taken before returning to your seat. An email with further information will be provided to students with details on purchasing professional white coat photos.