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WHITE COAT CEREMONY: Welcome Class of 2019!!
Date: July 15th, 2015 in Alumni News, Breakthoughs, External News, Faculty, JABSOM News, Student Life
One by one, 68 entering MD students will walk across the stage of the Hawaiʻi Theatre to be “cloaked” with a short white coat symbolizing their new status as MD students at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM).
The White Coat Ceremony is an annual tradition in which our newest MD students and their families gather to celebrate their admission into the study of medicine. This year’s event also comes during a weekend long celebration of the 50th anniversary of legislation authorizing the creation of a University of Hawaiʻi medical school.
The beautiful ceremony includes the “cloaking” rite of passage in which JABSOM MD alumni present incoming students with the waist-length white coat (which identifies them in health care settings as MD students).
The students also recite the Oath of Hippocrates – an exclusive pledge that is spoken at least two times throughout a medical student’s journey: at the beginning of their studies during the White Coat Ceremony, and when they are awarded the time-honored title of Medical Doctor. Reciting the Oath of Hippocrates is a physician’s tradition reaching back to the 5th century B.C.
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CEREMONY IN MEMORY OF DR. GWEN NAGUWA
The Incoming Class of 2019 at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) will experience the honorary White Coat Ceremony on Friday July 17, 2015 at The Hawaiʻi Theatre in downtown Honolulu. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the ceremony begins at 6:00 p.m.
This is an invitation-exclusive event. For more information you may contact Melia Young at 808-692-1208 or email@example.com.