Annual White Coat Ceremony for the class of 2015 to be held Aug. 5

July 27, 2011

Members of Penn State College of Medicine’s entering class will begin their medical careers by donning their first white coats during the annual White Coat Ceremony in the Great American Hall at Hershey Lodge at 4 p.m. on Aug. 5. The entering medical student class will be presented and “cloaked” with their white coats by distinguished faculty members.

Students will then join with faculty to recite the Oath of Modern Hippocrates -- the universally recognized creed for physicians. The College initiated its annual White Coat Ceremony in 1996 with funding support from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, a public foundation fostering humanism in medicine.

A White Coat Ceremony or similar rite of passage takes place at more than 90 percent of schools of medicine and osteopathy in the United States. Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend. No tickets are necessary for this event.

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Last Updated July 27, 2011