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Essay Excerpts

The Class of 2014 was asked to write essays before their White Coat Ceremony, explaining what receiving a white coat means to them.  Cynda Ann Johnson, M.D., M.B.A., president and founding dean of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, reviewed the essays before the ceremony.  She picked out common themes among them and read excerpts during the White Coat Ceremony.

    White Coat Ceremony

 

Theme 1: The White Coat as Tangible and Intangible

Theme 2: Personal Stories

Theme 3: Honoring the Past

Theme 4: Humanism, the Original Theme of the White Coat Ceremony

Theme 5: The Role of VTC

Theme 6: The Patient Care Experience from Today Forward


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