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06-08-2012, 09:14 AM
On June 1st as a tradition of our school, the white coat ceremony was held for new students organized by the school's administration along with the Student Government Association.
The white coat ceremony (WCC) is a relatively new ritual in some medical schools that marks the student's transition from the enrollment to the basic sciences.
WCC typically addresses the issue of medical ethics and praises rising incoming first year students for their success in completing the basic science portion of medical school curriculum. A reading of the Hippocratic Oath is a part of the ceremony and student's family and friends usually attend the event as well. Our school organizes a WCC every semester and many students now consider it a rite of passage in the journey toward a medical career.
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The event started at 4pm with a welcome speech of the President of Student Government Association, followed by a Curacao national anthem performed by a local singer. an MD1 student, presented the invocation. A speech of the Dean of Clinical Science, expressed his dedication to the academic quality and study environment improvements that will be implemented in the current year.
The Presentation of White Coats was done by the faculty members after which all freshmen students took a Hippocratic Oath.
The event was concluded by the President of SGA with a closing remarks. The reception including snacks and refreshments ended the current semester's White Coat Ceremony at 6pm.

06-29-2012, 02:28 AM
and where are the pictures?

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