2016 Clinician Ceremony

Members of Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine's Class of 2018 take part in the Student Clinician's Ceremony.  The event, titled "Putting On Your White Coat" signifies the transition from classroom work to clinical studies.  

Class of 2018 Student Clinician's Ceremony
Class of 2018 member Dillon Cockrell symbolically dons his own white coat.
Class of 2018 Student Clinician's Ceremony
Faculty members lead the recitation of the Hippocratic Oath.
Class of 2018 Student Clinician's Ceremony
Putting on their own coats symbolizes the medical students' transition from the classroom to the clinical portion of their training.
Class of 2018 Student Clinician's Ceremony
Nikki Sood puts on her white coat...
Class of 2018 Student Clinician's Ceremony
And then has a photo opp with Dean Cynda Johnson.
Class of 2018 Student Clinician's Ceremony
Rohit Dasgupta carefully adjusts his white coat.
Class of 2018 Student Clinician's Ceremony
Dean Johnson congratulates him.
Class of 2018 Student Clinician's Ceremony
Vandana Kumar poses with Dean Cynda Johnson.
Class of 2018 Student Clinician's Ceremony
Associate Dean Tarin Schmidt-Dalton and Class of 2018 member Adam Tate.
Class of 2018 Student Clinician's Ceremony
Every good ceremony is worthy of a good party.
Class of 2018 Student Clinician's Ceremony
Caroline Reist, center, is surrounded by friends and family for the occasion.