Cincinnati--Incoming students at the University of Cincinnati (UC)
College of Medicine will participate in the seventh annual White Coat
Ceremony on Friday, August 16 at 2:00 p.m. The ceremony will be held in
Kresge Auditorium located in the Medical Sciences Building, 231 Albert
The white coats, a gift from the College of Medicine
Alumni Association, are presented to the incoming students as a symbol
of the responsibility of providing the best in patient care and the
humanism needed in practicing medicine. 157 students will receive white
coats and recite the physician's oath of commitment to uphold ethical
standards, integrity and respect for medicine and patient care.
white coat ceremony recognizes the transition each student is making
into the profession of medicine and the great responsibility that
position entails," says William J. Martin II, MD, dean of the College
of Medicine and acting senior vice president for Health Affairs. "The
white coat symbolizes the humanistic values inherent in providing
patient care. It is a constant reminder, to not only the medical
students but to those who teach at this institution, that we are here
to learn how to help people."
Evelyn Hess, MD, adjunct professor
emerita, of the Department of Internal Medicine will deliver the
keynote speech to the Class of 2006.
During the ceremony, each incoming student will be presented with the white coat, a Humanism in Medicine pin and the book On Doctoring.
The white coats will be presented to the students by Kenneth Davis, MD,
assistant dean for Medical Education, Andrew Filak, MD, associate dean
for Medical Education and Toni M. Robinson-Smith, MD, assistant
professor of pathology. Following the presentations, the students will
recite the Oath of Commitment led by Dr. Martin.