In 1993, the first full-fledged White Coat Ceremony created by Dr. Arnold P. Gold, took place at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Since this time, it has become a tradition of most medical schools to acknowledge and welcome the entrance of their new students into the medical profession. To receive your white coat at this ceremony, is to receive a material item that encompasses a symbolic promise the wearer makes to each and every patient whom he or she will encounter in the coming years; a promise to heal and to care.
During the May 2017 White Coat Ceremony at Avalon University School of Medicine, White Coats were presented and the Scholastic Awards were also presented to the students by Dr. Shokat Fatteh – Chancellor and his wife Mrs. Rehana Fatteh, Dr. Erl Esseboom, Dr. Liqui Lung, Dr. Charles Edwards and Dr. Fred Muskiet. Speakers during the ceremony were Dr. Sireesha Bala – Dean of Basic Sciences and Dr. Raghavendra Rao – Dean of Student Affairs.
Congratulations to our incoming May 2017 students for taking on the responsibility to enter the medical field, and we wish you all much success in the years to come!