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Caps and gowns

If you plan to participate in the PSOM graduation ceremony, you must rent a doctoral cap and gown.  Please complete this form and return it to Nancy Murphy (murphynk@mail.med.upenn.edu) in the Office of Student Affairs by February 28.

For Dual Degree Students (University of Pennsylvania degrees earned while in medical school only):

MD/PhD:  The doctoral gown is the same for both degrees; however, the hoods differ.  The MD gown and hood are required for the PSOM graduation.  PhD hoods may be rented as part of this order.

Master’s:  The University bookstore’s new policy is that master’s full regalia is purchased, rather than rented.  The master’s gown differs from the doctoral gown and is not appropriate for the PSOM ceremony.  As an option for those who do not want to purchase a master’s gown, you may purchase a master’s hood as part of this order, as long as the school granting your master’s degree will allow you to wear a doctoral gown to its ceremony.


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