The second of two White Coat Ceremonies took place on Friday, Aug. 13. In this one, we welcomed the 170 School of Medicine students of the Class of 2025 to the University of Virginia at the 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. Remarks were made by Steven Scherping, SMD22, President, School of Medicine Mulholland Society; Susan Pollart, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development, Ruth E. Murdaugh Professor of Family Medicine; Melina Kibbe, MD, Dean, Chief Health Affairs Officer for UVA Health; and Meg Keeley, MD, Interim Senior Associate Dean for Education, Professor of Pediatrics.
The coats were presented by Laurie Archbald-Pannone, MD, Dean of Dunglison College, Associate Professor of Medicine; John Densmore, MD, PhD, Dean of Hunter College Associate Professor of Medicine; Dana Redick, MD, Dean of Pinn College, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; and Sean Reed, MD, Dean of Reed College, Associate Professor of Family Medicine.
Welcome to the University of Virginia, Class of 2025!
Watch a recorded livestream of both SMD24 and SMD25 ceremonies. (All photos by Coe Sweet.)