The 92 members of the Geisel School of Medicine Class of 2021 ended their first full week of classes on a high note as they donned the symbol of their new profession.
On Oct. 1, 2016, the Geisel School of Medicine’s Class of 2020 joined faculty, friends, and family for the school’s annual White Coat ceremony at Dartmouth’s Rollins Chapel, where they received words of encouragement and sage advice in addition to their new white coats.
Every year, the Medical School welcomes students to the profession in the White Coat Ceremony. In an increasingly informal age, what does it mean to wear a white coat? Geisel students and faculty talk about the history of the ceremony and what it means to them.
Freddie Fu, MD, a 1975 graduate of Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, shared his “20 Thoughts for Young Doctors” in his keynote speech to first-year medical students at the school’s a annual White Coat ceremony.
On September 28th, 2013, the Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine class of 2017 gathered with faculty, family and friends for the school’s annual White Coat ceremony. Geisel students Tyler Giberson, Vivienne Meljen, Asia Peek and Shawn Li discuss what receiving the coat means to them, and talk about the great responsibility of caring for patients that comes with it.