Burnett White Coat Project

A project by: Amanda de la Torre


WE RAISED $13,961

from 28 donors

Welcome the Class of 2027 with their first White Coat!

the white coat tradition

Join us in this new Fort Worth tradition of welcoming the M.D. Class of 2027 to the TCU Burnett School of Medicine by gifting a white coat to our newest medical students.

Your sponsorship will have an immediate and meaningful impact on the Burnett School of Medicine and the lives of our students, reinforcing that an entire community is grateful for their arrival and supporting the first steps in their journey.

how your gift will help

We would love for you, our community, to play a role in welcoming these amazing students into the profession of medicine. The White Coat Ceremony is an honored tradition made even more special with your sponsorship.

A tax-deductible gift of $100 will purchase a white coat for a first-year medical student. They receive their gift at the White Coat Ceremony and will share this special moment with their family and friends. A note from you in the coat pocket will complete their welcome experience! 

Our goal is to raise funds to purchase coats for each of our 60 students.

Please email the message for your personal note to Amanda de la Torre, a.m.delatorre@tcu.edu. We will print and add your note to a student's coat. (Any funds raised in excess of need will help build the THRIVE Curriculum, supporting student well-being at the Burnett School.)

About the Anne Burnett Marion School of medicine

The Burnett School of Medicine is redefining medical education. Working with hundreds of local physicians and numerous partners, the school offers a truly innovative educational experience, tailored to how students learn best, capitalizing on teamwork and hands-on application, and always with a focus on the patient. The Class of 2027 is exceptional and diverse, with 60 students chosen from a pool of more than 6000 applicants from across the United States.

“Our goal is to train these medical students as Empathetic Scholars® and help them become world-class physicians who will lead the profession in treating patients with compassion, empathy and respect, resulting in better outcomes and better overall community health.”  Founding Dean Dr. Stuart Flynn

Our Story: Learn, apply, serve

The Burnett School of Medicine graduated its first class of physicians in 2023. Building upon 150 years of TCU history and achievement, the Burnett School is creating the physicians of tomorrow through compassionate practice. Our students participate in active team learning, applying their knowledge in clinical settings to serve patients alongside physician preceptors. A new medical school building, currently under construction in the heart of the downtown Medical District, will center our students in a collaborative local medical community. 

The Burnett School of Medicine’s focus on communication, a first-of-its-kind curriculum, and immersive and immediate clinical experiences all contribute to development of Empathetic Scholars®, who graduate uniquely prepared to transform the level of care and caring experienced by patients. For more information, and news and events at the Burnett School, visit the school’s website.

To learn more about supporting the school, contact Doug White at 682-429-3074, douglas.a.white@tcu.edu

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