The first stop on the way to earning your MD
White Coat Ceremony
A tradition to welcome incoming MD students to American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and the medical profession.
The White Coat Ceremony is a time-honored event that marks the official entrance of matriculating AUC students into medical school and the medical profession. In the presence of family and friends, students receive their first white coat—a symbol of bestowed trust to carry on the tradition of doctoring.
White Coat Ceremony Details
Monday, January 6, 2020 at 5:30 PM AST
Main Auditorium (Building 2)
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
1 University Drive at Jordan Road
Cupecoy, Sint Maarten
Dr. Kinning (class of 2012) is a board certified Vascular Surgeon at Michigan Vascular Center (Flint, MI), the oldest and largest group of vascular surgeons in private practice. She is involved in both resident and fellow education and is a member of the teaching staff at three area hospitals. She is involved in clinical research and is an investigator for the CREST-2 and BEST-CLI trials. Dr. Kinning is one of only four graduates to ever match into an integrated vascular surgery residency.
She did her training at TriHealth Good Samaritan in Cincinnati, Ohio and completed her residency in 2018. During her residency, she presented research at the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, the American Venous Forum, and the Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA) Conference.
As a 3rd year medical student at AUC, she won the the 2012 Allastair Karmody Poster Competition at the Society of Clinical Vascular Surgery 40th Annual Symposium. She went on to have the accompanying manuscript published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery.
Inspired by her father, who is also a Vascular Surgeon (and now one of her partners), she was motivated to pursue vascular surgery from a young age and fortunate enough to have the opportunity to do so at AUC.
“Not only did AUC give me the opportunity to pursue my M.D. and set me on the path towards a successful career as a vascular surgeon, but my life is richer for the friends I made there and the experiences I had in St. Maarten.” - Dr. Alison Kinning
Each student will be photographed in their white coat and in front of the university’s emblem. Photographs will be uploaded and made available to all students after the event.
Following the event, students and their guests are invited to reception with light refreshments on campus.
For those who wish to drive or are staying at the Resort, Port de Plaisance offers some restaurants ready to take reservations for special AUC White Coat guests.
- Melange Steaks Seafood Grill, for reservations http://www.melangesxm.com/
- Additional recommendations for dinner reservations after the reception coming soon!
Princess Port de Plaisance, Cole Bay
155 Union Rd, Cole Bay, Sint Maarten, Sint Maarten
Simpson Bay Resort & Marina & The Villas at Simpson Bay
Billy Folly Road #37, Sint Maarten
For AUC Family Rates please contact Nick Cardenas by email at [email protected] or by phone at the toll free number, 1-800-791-4416, mention AUC
Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Ocean Point Resort
1 Rhine Road, Maho Village Maho Beach, Sint Maarten
For online bookings, please use AUC promo code for AUC Family Rates
Future White Coat Dates:
- May 4, 2020
- August 21, 2020
- January 4, 2021