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    Question How Long Is White Coat Ceremony?

    Hello,

    I am just curious to know if someone could tell me how long the white coat ceremony is the first day of classes?

    Do they go ahead and do it just in the classrooms, and how long in time the actual ceremony is?

    Just something that just crossed my mind.

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    but like I said, this is professional school...start getting in the habit of wearing professional clothes when required to do so.
    while it is a professional school, we are on an small, un-eventful island in the caribbean

    white coat ceremony, just dress up cause everyone else does it and they recommend it
    back in the states, you can get in the habit of dressing "professionally"
    here, just stay comfortable
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    yeah, it was over before i knew it. i was definitely a deer caught in headlights during the white coat ceremony. everything moved so fast, and i had no idea what was going on.

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    As Far as the white coat goes, the school provides you with a free one?

    Do you specify to them what size coat you wear, or do they just hand one out during the ceremony?

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    you get to pick
    "I have observed that the world has suffered far less from ignorance than from pretensions to knowledge. It is not skeptics or explorers but fanatics and ideologues who menace decency and progress. No agnostic ever burned anyone at the stake or tortured a pagan, a heretic, or an unbeliever."

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    Is the white coat you get at the ceremony the one which students will later wear during rotations? If so - though it doesn't look so in pictures - are names put on them? Where I work, I see med students with personalized coats and I know other Carib schools like AUA have them, too.

    It's not a big deal. Just wondering. I can always go get it done myself later

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    no, it's just a regular white short coat.
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    You will probably need a new white coat for your clinical years. A lot of students use their lab coats for anatomy lab. Trust me when I say that you wont want to use it anymore after it's been used for anatomy.

    Also, the coats will not have your name on them. It'll just have the school's patch on it, that's all.

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    thanks!

    re: anatomy lab --ugh haha. i'm fine with wearing scrubs

    speaking of professional attire -- i guess if you're a feminine woman and like dressing up, Statia will be a rude awakening?
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    You can dress "cute" on any given day if you like. However, you really don't want to be walking to class in stillettos and mini skirts everyday because it's just not practical. You'll be walking on paved roads and sometimes on dirt roads, so you'll want to be as comfortable as possible. Most people wear scrubs, sundresses, shorts, and pants to class with tennis shoes or flip-flops. Most women save the really "feminine" stuff for nights out and special events.

    All though there are students who do not wear lab coats to anatomy lab, it is a requirement for the lab. If you don't want body fluids and tissue all over your scrubs, I suggest you plan to use some type of lab coat/apron along with scrubs. I personally brought my own lab coats (because I was told to do so by NY office...they never told me one was supplied), and I have only used the one given to me by the school one time: at the white coat ceremony.

    I would invest in one (preferably 2) lab coat just for anatomy lab. Especially if you would like to use the one from white coat ceremony for clinicals...
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    LOL @ mini skirts and stilettos. it's not that serious i'm too scared to fail and probably won't leave my apartment, as it is.

    i'll look into an extra lab coat. i'm guessing it's more expensive to get it through the school...where can i get one?
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