The annual Simple Beginnings Ph.D. Lab Coat Ceremony commemorates the advent of the new class of doctoral students at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Doctoral students, who are beginning training programs within the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing, receive a lab coat and well wishes as they begin their studies.
The ceremony and following reception is made possible by the generous support from individual alumni, faculty, and other supporters' donations.
This year's ceremony and reception will be held on Friday, September 2, 2016.
Explore this year's Simple Beginnings festivities using the links below.