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Class of 2018 White Coat Ceremony

In front of family and friends, the 90 students of the Wake Forest School of Medicine PA Class of 2018 received their white coats on July 1st in preparation for various clinical activities they will have during training.  PA Program medical director K. Patrick Ober, MD, delivered the keynote address at the ceremony, which included an excerpt from Winnie the Pooh and lines from R.D. Laing’s poem “Knots”: “There is something I don’t know / that I am supposed to know.”  Led by director of postgraduate education Catherine Shull, MPAS, PA-C, students then recited the PA Student Honor Oath in which they pledged to act with integrity and uphold the professional standards of Wake Forest School of Medicine.  Other highlights of the ceremony included remarks from vice chair of education and curricular innovation Erich Grant, MMS, PA-C; the coating performed by the Class of 2017 and assistant professor Jane McDaniel, MS, MLS(ASCP)SC; and closing remarks by assistant professor Caroline Bell Sisson, MMS, PA-C.  The White Coat Ceremony also marked the point in the program at which the 24 members of the Class of 2018 assigned to the campus in Boone campus traveled there to complete the remainder of their preclinical year. {written by Alyssa Murray, Class of 2018]

PA2018 White Coat Ceremony



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