2018 White Coat Ceremony

Welcome to UVA, School of Medicine Class of 2022!

On Friday, Aug. 10, the School of Medicine welcomed the 156 students of the Class of 2022 to the University of Virginia at the 2018 White Coat Ceremony and Convocation, endowed by the Class of 1965, held in Old Cabell Hall. This is an annual event presented by the UVA Medical Alumni Association (MAA) and Medical School Foundation (MSF).

Barry Collins, Executive Director of the UVA MAA and MSF and Associate Dean for Medical Alumni Affairs, welcomed the new students, families, and attendees. Student speaker Brielle Gerry, SMD19, President, School of Medicine Mulholland Society, taught the new students about the “anatomy of the white coat.” School of Medicine Dean David Wilkes, MD, James Carroll Flippin Professor of Medical Science, stressed that students should not forget the patient when they are learning and — when caring for patients — students should remember to “see and be seen,” “listen,” and “touch.”

As Randolph Canterbury, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Education, read out the 156 student names, college deans Meg Keeley, MD, (Dunglison); John Densmore, MD, PhD, (Hunter); Christine Peterson, MD, (Pinn); Sean Reed, MD, (Reed), and Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program Dean Kedes, MD, PhD, assisted the students into their crisp, white coats.

 

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