Published On: Mon, Jul 10th, 2017

Caribbean Medical University White Coat Ceremony

WILLEMSTAD - Last week 29 students of Caribbean Medical University participated in the summer White Coat Ceremony of the University which took place on Saturday, July 1st, 2017 in the Ballroom of the Renaissance Hotel.

"The White Coat Ceremony (WCC) is a relatively new ritual in some medical schools that marks the student's entrance into clinical medical education. At some schools, like CMU, where students begin meeting patients early in their education, the white coat ceremony is held at the beginning of the second year (MD-1). WCC typically addresses the issue of medical ethics and praises rising incoming second-year students for their admission into the medical profession. 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 trimester and many students now consider it a rite of passage in the journey toward a medical career."

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