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White Coat Ceremony Archives

Educational journey begins for new medical students

Aug. 3, 2017—As family members, friends and faculty gathered in 208 Light Hall, many with cell phones positioned to capture the moment, Bonnie Miller, M.D., MMHC, welcomed them to the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s (VUSM) annual Convocation and White Coat Ceremony, and then turned to the first-year students and asked a simple question.

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White Coat Ceremony marks start of medical school journey

Aug. 4, 2016—Family members, friends and faculty gathered in Light Hall on July 29 to support the new Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) class during the school’s annual Convocation and White Coat Ceremony.

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Educational journey begins for new medical students

Jul. 30, 2015—For the 91 members of the 140th class at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM), the first day of medical school began on July 15.

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White coats a fine fit for incoming medical students

Jul. 30, 2014—The White Coat Ceremony held at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine that recognizes first-year medical students’ transition from college to professional school serves as a rite of passage and carries a powerful symbolism.

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Ceremony marks beginning of medical students’ journey

Aug. 1, 2013—First-year Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students were asked to feel the weight of responsibility as they donned their white coats in a ceremony July 26 in 208 Light Hall.

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