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Student Clinician Ceremony

Third year students Libby Li, Brittany Corder, Amye McDonald, and Sabrina Yen pose after receiving their new white coats.

At the end of a medical student’s second year, this ceremony is held as a celebration between classmates of finishing the preclinical curriculum.  Students receive a new white coat with their name embroidered on the front as they prepare for their clerkships and rotations of the third and fourth years of medical school.  Serving as a rite of passage, this marks the student doctor’s transition to the front lines of medicine where they will put their knowledge from the books into practice.