White Coat Ceremony Summer '10
On May 28th as a tradition of our school, the white coat ceremony was held for new students organized by the school's administration along with the Student Government Association.
The white coat ceremony (WCC) is a relatively new ritual in some medical schools that marks the student's transition from the enrollment to the basic sciences.
WCC typically addresses the issue of medical ethics and praises rising incoming first year students for their success in completing the basic science portion of medical school curriculum. A reading of the Hippocratic Oath is a part of the ceremony and student's family and friends usually attend the event as well. Our school organizes a WCC every semester and many students now consider it a rite of passage in the journey toward a medical career.
The event started at 4pm with a welcome speech of Alaa El Chami, the President of Student Government Association, followed by Tabeer Siddiqui, Tabeer Siddiqui, the Social Events Coordinator and Dr. Patel. Christine Lubin, Community Outreach Coordinator presented Dr. Rivero, who gave a speech about the course of medical study and the inspiration for the first term students.
Inspirational Words and Poem was presented by Ibrahim Mutambara followed by a speech or Mr. Lewkowski, CEO regarding the future shortage of doctors in the United States. The Presentation of White Coats was done by Dr. Rekhala after which all freshmen students took a Hippocratic Oath.
The event was concluded by a Vice President of SGA, Vilasini Rekhala with a closing remarks. The reception including snacks and refreshments ended the current semester's White Coat Ceremony at 6pm.
Date posted: June 09th, 2010