2023 edition date:
Friday October 6th
location: Aula Magna, university central
The White Coat Ceremony first ever edition dated 2017 upon suggestion of the students themselves-over the years the tradition has continued until today
The ceremony involves the delivering of the white coats for students from year 3 about to begin their clinical rotations in local hospitals
The professors hand out the coats to all students, and at the end they recite together the famous Hyppocrates Oath, the foundation of the moral ethics for future doctors
The Ceremony dates back to the 1990s, where it originated in the US at the prestigious Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, by the works of Dr Arthur P Gold
This is a ceremony to welcome medical students into the practical medical environment that will profoundly characterise their future in their medical career, and also a reminder of the Oath all doctors must respect in their profession.