The pursuit of new knowledge: Graduate students begin their journey

August 28, 2019

HERSHEY, Pa. — Sixty-nine incoming graduate students at Penn State College of Medicine, representing the disciplines of biomedical sciences, anatomy, epidemiology and public health marked the start of their studies by participating in the annual Graduate Student Oath Ceremony on Aug. 23 at the University Conference Center in Hershey.

The students promised during the ceremony to uphold the values of integrity, professionalism and scholarship throughout their academic careers. Symbolic of their initiation into the community of biomedical scientists, first-year biomedical sciences graduate students donned white lab coats. Public health students, who don’t put on a white coat, received a commemorative gift.

To view additional photos from the ceremony, visit Penn State Health on Flickr.

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Last Updated August 29, 2019