Stethoscope & White Coat Ceremonies

Each year, Pennsylvania's Osteopathic Medical Colleges host stethoscope and white coat ceremonies for their first-year osteopathic medical students. These ceremonies are an important step in an osteopathic student's career as they represent each student’s entrance into the osteopathic profession and establish a psychological contract that stresses the importance of compassionate care for the patient and professionalism, as well as scientific proficiency.

POMA is proud to provide the white coats to students at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). Additionally, the stethoscopes are provided to the students by the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association Foundation (POMAF) and the Advocates for the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association (APOMA). 

We are proud to present you with these symbols of the trust between doctor and patient, of compassion, and of the purity of the medical profession’s purpose.

2019 Stethoscope & White Coat Ceremony Dates

Stethoscope Ceremony - August 8, 2019

White Coat Ceremony - October 5, 2019

LECOM - Erie Campus
Stethoscope & White Coat Ceremony - September 14, 2019

LECOM - Seton Hill
Stethoscope & White Coat Ceremony - October 12, 2019

Littmann Stethoscopes

First-year osteopathic medical students in Pennsylvania receive a Littmann Stethoscope during their ceremony. There is an app that you can download which will help you register and then practice using you new Littmann Stethoscope. 

Littman Stethoscope App

Littman Stethoscope App instructions