Thursday, December 15, 2011

White Coat Ceremony

White Coat Ceremony
This ceremony is held at the beginning of each term and marks the entry into the noble profession of medicine or veterinary medicine. Students should bring a shirt, tie, and trousers, or a sundress for this occasion (Girls, if you're planning on only bringing one pair of dress shoes, make sure they're closed toed as you'll be needing them for the mandatory OSPE exam). For Fall 2011, the ceremony took place the day before the start of the semester.

Program Length: 1:30-2hrs
1.  Welcome
2.  Remarks from Chancellor
3.  Keynote Address
4.  Individual presentation of White Coat
5. Professional Commitment-students recite oath aloud
6. Recessional

(Don't forget to pick up ceremony and reception tickets for your guests!  Otherwise, they will not be able to enter(especially into the reception).  The school will let you know where you need to go for tickets.

*Tip:  This terms incoming class was bigger than usual and the lecture hall filled up fast.  If you want your guest to avoid ending up in the overflow room, make sure you tell them to arrive at least 20min early!  The school was also able to record the whole event for students to show to their family abroad, but I'm not sure if they will do the same for next term's class.

*Don't forget to bring your camera to capture this important milestone.  

Reception Menu: Samosas, Weiner Dogs, cupcakes, fresh fruit, savory tarteletts, Juice, corn bread balls on a toothpick, ham and cream cheese rolls. 

The first Term Crew. Brian (husband), Myra, and Mark (right)... great friends.




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