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White Coat Ceremony

Dr LouAnn Woodward helps a medical student put on a white coat as Dr. Loretta Jackson-Williams looks on.

As one of the most special moments of M1 orientation week, the White Coat Ceremony is a celebration of a journey’s beginning for the new medical student, as well as recognition of all the effort and hard work that brought them to this point.  The white coat stands as an emblem of professionalism and dedication to patient care, two core values that form the foundation of a future physician.  After donning their coats and walking across the stage, the newly minted student doctors recite the Hippocratic Oath and solidify their commitment to the years to come.