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.
May 2020 White Coat Ceremony Details
Monday, May 4, 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
Instructions to RSVP will be released closer to the ceremony date.
AUC graduate, Dr. Douglas Sborov (Class of 2009), will deliver the May 2020 White Coat keynote address.
Dr. Sborov is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies at the University of Utah School of Medicine's Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Director of the university's Multiple Myeloma Program. He has lead numerous clinical trials on targeted and immunologic therapies for patients with hematologic malignancies and currently serves as principal investigator on 10 different phase 1-3 trials, including two investigator-initiated phase 1 trials for patients with multiple myeloma. His research has been widely published and he has been invited to speak at numerous conference and international meetings.
Dr. Sborov was born and raised in Minnesota. After earning his medical degree from AUC, he completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, and then spent four years in hematology, oncology, and bone marrow transplantation fellowships at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. In addition to his work at the University of Utah, Dr. Sborov is an active member of the Huntsman Cancer Institute Experimental Therapeutics Program, Physician Leader of the Multiple Myeloma/Bone Marrow Transplant arm of the HCI Clinical Trials Office (CTO), and an active member of the HCI Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee.
“AUC provided me the incredible opportunity to live out my dream of being a physician. The friendships and lessons learned during my time on the island are irreplaceable and provided me a strong foundation for a career in malignant hematology.” - Dr. Douglas Sborov
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.
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
Melange Steaks Seafood Grill: for reservations http://www.melangesxm.com/
Additional recommendations for dinner reservations after the reception coming soon!
Future Ceremony Dates
- August 21, 2020
- January 4, 2021