The day you received your first white coat was an induction into a society of healers – and a commitment to serve. The White Coat Ceremony at TUN is a reminder of the importance of the universal symbol of healing, with its roots dating back all the way to Hippocrates.
As a student in osteopathic medicine, physician assistant studies or physical therapy, perhaps this day, more than any other, marked the moment you embarked on your professional career. One faculty member shook the coat as a way of symbolizing academic preparation. Another placed the coat on your shoulders, communicating the knowledge gained during your years of clinical rotation. And when the dean shook your hand, it was the moment your professional life began.
Look back to this momentous beginning. Browse our White Coat Ceremony galleries by year.
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