Clinical Commencement / White Coat Ceremony
Date for Diaries
The annual UCD Clinical Commencement / White Coat Ceremony - an event that marks the progression of our medical students to full-time clinical education - will take place on Tuesday 22nd January 2013.
Speaking at last year's ceremony, Professor Bill Powderly, Dean of Medicine said:
The White Coat is a very symbolic representation of the medical profession. Historically it portrayed the authority of the physician and is generally regarded as a sign of professionalism... the white coat in this ceremony symbolises the responsibilities that go with becoming a doctor and particularly the responsibility of doctors to put the interests of their patients first. This responsibility is an obligation that commences as a medical student and continues throughout one’s medical career.
You can take a look at the images from last year's ceremony on the School Flickr account.