White coats have been symbols of the honor, dignity, and responsibility in the field of medicine. The white coats are conferred upon first year medical students as an induction to their own journeys towards becoming compassionate healers. The coats evolve with the training, from short, birght white color, and clean to long, marked with pens and sweat, powerful coats of experience and wisdom. The white coat is a canvas for the story of women in medicine who wear them–a superwoman’s cape if you will.
Studio AMWA, Aseemkala, and Doctors Who Create present “Superwomen in White Coats: What does the coat mean to you?” public art project. Check out the final coats made by medical students across the United States below and our partner’s website with more public art projects for medical schools.
We created a Kuchipudi video dance using the white coat designed by Albany Medical College. This piece was presented as the Artist In Residence performance at the AMWA conference.