GHS Dental School White Coat Ceremony

Hey Everybody we were over at Georgia Health Sciences on Friday photographing the Dental School White Coat Ceremony. Connie Drisko put coats on the students and it was wonderfully delightful to watch them smile and accept this pledge. Here is a little information written from the Georgia Health Science Hospital about the White Coat Ceremony:

White Coat Ceremony

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation White Coat Ceremony welcomes entering dental students and helps establish a psychological contract for the practice of dentistry.

The event, emphasizing compassionate patient care and scientific proficiency, includes:

  • Recitation of an Oath of Service and Responsibility representing public acknowledgment of the responsibilities of the profession and students’ willingness to assume such                        obligations in the presence of family, friends and faculty
  • Cloaking of students in their first white coats
  • An address by an eminent physician role model
  • A reception with students’ invited guests

At the ceremony, students are welcomed by their deans and other institutional leadership who represent the value system of the school and the new profession the students are about to enter.

The cloaking with the white coat—the mantle of the medical profession—is a hands-on experience that underscores the bonding process. The coat is placed on each student’s shoulders by individuals who believe in the students’ ability to carry on the noble  tradition of doctoring. It is a personally delivered gift of faith, confidence and compassion.

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