Penn State College of Medicine Students -Rite of Passage

Penn State College of Medicine Students -Rite of Passage

med.psu.edu Penn State College of Medicine initiated its first-year medical students pursuing MD or MD/Ph.D. degrees with the annual White Coat Ceremony, which took place at the HERSHEY Lodge. In the presence of family, friends and peers, incoming students received their first white medical coat, a symbol of their entrance into the medical profession as student physicians. Following the distribution of white coats, 144 members of the entering class joined together to recite the Hippocratic oath the universally recognized creed for physicians.