Class of 2021 White Coat Ceremony Highlights

Class of 2021 White Coat Ceremony Highlights


“When you put on the white coat today, it
signifies the beginning of a journey — of aspiration and commitment towards the noblest goals of our profession. When I put on my white coat, it reminds me of my sacred responsibilities — the role that I have accepted, the commitments that I have made towards becoming a better, more knowledgeable and compassionate physician in the service of my patients.” “You know, when you’re sitting in a doctor’s office and the physician walks in and they’re wearing the white coat, you automatically
trust that person with your well-being; and I think that’s a really great responsibility
to have and also a great honor.” “Really excited to be at this point in life
— the white coat, you know, symbolizing a point in … a transition in my journey to
becoming a physician — so that part of it’s really exciting.” “When you become a physician, you’re not only learning all of this knowledge in a profession that is viewed so highly, you’re also taking
the lives of patients in your own hands.” “I think it’s the ultimate symbol of giving
yourself to the community, and so I think that it symbolizes that for a lot of people,
and it’s so special to have one of my own.” “This afternoon our students will recite the class oath that they have written together this week.” “Creating our class oath was a really interesting process. They broke us all up into smaller groups,
and we all kind of brainstormed and picked some fundamental elements that we feel carry through health care in every aspect. So for us, it was like professionalism, community, our respect to the patients, our respect to ourselves, our respect to our family; and
each of us had unique situations that we wanted to tie into it; and everyone’s voice really
was heard with that, so it was really nice.” “Get involved and get your hands dirty; be
an advocate for your patients, your profession and your community; lean on one another — share your mistakes, your fears and your triumphs; but most importantly, remember to enjoy it; and congratulations!”

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