On August 1, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University held the 2014 White Coat Ceremony, symbolizing the class of 2018’s induction into the medical profession. More than 260 incoming medical students gathered with friends and family to hear from respected Jefferson leaders, don their white coats for the first time and recite the Hippocratic Oath, a promise taken by physicians to adhere to certain ethical standards.
The ceremony was featured on NBC 10 news.
Keynote speaker Edmund Pribitkin, MD, academic vice chair of Otolaryngology gave advice to these future docs and offered personal stories about his journey through the medical profession. During his speech, Dr. Pribitkin asked each student to turn to the person sitting next to them and take a selfie together, to commemorate the beginning of their medical careers.
“Practice in a wonderful place, and always trust your colleagues,” Dr. Pribitkin told the gathered students and their friends and family.
Pictures from the event can be seen here.