Dear incoming AMC student of class of 2013, Congratulations on your acceptance into Albany Medical College! I am sure you are excited to start medical school and are looking forward to meet your fellow classmates. We will be formally initiated into AMC during the white coat ceremony in the fall. The white coat ceremony is a symbolic event in which the first year students are presented with a white coat to signify their formal entry into the medical profession. Currently, guests such as family members and friends are not allowed to attend. The public can view this ceremony on the internet as a live web feed. However, loved ones especially our parents should be invited to witness such an important event in our lives. If you would like to make the white coat ceremony open to guests, please sign this petition. With your support, AMC may consider allowing guests to attend our white coat ceremony. Please extend this petition to any incoming AMC students. With a collaborative effort, we can make this significant event open to our loved ones.