August 22, 2013

White Coat Ceremony; Med School Just Got Real

Hello future doctors! Last week I had the opportunity to participate in one of the fun traditions which marks the official beginning of medical school- getting my white coat and stethoscope. You may ask yourself why there is a ceremony for getting a white coat and indeed it seems like something that should mark the end of a medical school journey, not the beginning. So, why is the White Coat Ceremony traditionally performed at the beginning of medical school?

The answer, I believe, is multifaceted and was given many times during the speeches throughout orientation and in the ceremony itself.

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