Class of 2023 White Coat Ceremony Highlights

Class of 2023 White Coat Ceremony Highlights


“So today is the White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2023, College of Medicine – Phoenix. So what I really love about the White Coat
Ceremony is the fact that we commemorate this enormous commitment that students make. The students put together an oath that they turn around and they read to the community, their friends, their loved ones, their supporters, the people of Phoenix, of Arizona, and they say ‘I am making a pledge to you of service in my role as a physician.'” “Utilize the support of this community that you’re joining here at the College of Medicine in Phoenix. You have so many faculty, staff and alumni that want to help support you and help you to be the best doctor that you can be.” “Diversity is not just fundamental in terms of our clinical care that we deliver to our patients, it’s also critically important in terms of our
missions that relate to research; so service, research, education, diversity is important
across all three.” “White Coat Ceremony signifies the beginning of your journey of transformation — from a talented, promising student into an exceptional, skilled, highly educated and compassionate physician.” “Each of us has an incredible potential and a purpose, but it is up to us to choose our direction and determine our path — our path toward making a difference.” “You know, the College of Medicine – Phoenix has something super special — this sense of family. They really support the students, which I appreciate so much, and here they have the Pathway Scholars Program — which I was a part of — and I just can’t imagine my journey any other way.” “And everyone in this school believes that they are working together to create physicians who will serve the community and advance health; and the students realize that they have been given these extraordinary gifts of support from the state, from the city, from their
family, their friends, the staff, the faculty, so that they can go out and do something extraordinary. And that is just so inspiring, and that’s the essence of our ceremony today.” “I am so thankful for those donors who supported us and appreciated us and helped us to get these white coats. So thank you so much.” “Class of 2023, you must be resilient;
you must persevere, learn, grow; be willing to ask questions; take strategic risks; and
to challenge the status quo; in other words, you must chart your own path.”

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