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Photos: Medical school class holds White Coat Ceremony

October 23, 2016

White Coat -Class of 2020
Jean Sabile, a member of the Class of 2020, checks the fit of his white coat after receiving the jacket as part of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine's annual White Coat Ceremony. Richard C. Vari and Dean Cynda Johnson presented him with the coat.

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine held its annual White Coat Ceremony on Friday, Oct. 21, for the Class of 2020. Jon Sweet, associate professor of internal medicine for the school, was the evening's keynote speaker. In addition to reciting a modern version of the Hippocratic Oath, the class president read a set of guiding principles developed by the class. Family and friends of the students, as well as school leadership, staff, and friends of the school packed the auditorium to see the ceremony followed by a reception. Read about the unique curriculum that leads up to the ceremony to prepare students for the rite of passage.

White Coat -Class of 2020
Jon Sweet is an associate professor of internal medicine at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and was the keynote speaker for the annual White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2020.
White Coat -Class of 2020
Members of the Class of 2020, along with all physicians in attendance, recite the Hippocratic Oath as part of the annual White Coat Ceremony.
White Coat -Class of 2020
As part of the annual White Coat Ceremony, Malek Bouzaher, class president of the Class of 2020 (center) is assisted by Vice Dean of Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Daniel Harrington and Dean Cynda Johnson
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Adam Goode, along with the rest of the Class of 2020, and all physicians in attendance, recite the Hippocratic Oath as part of the annual White Coat Ceremony.
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Members of the Class of 2020 turn to see family and friends at the conclusion of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine's annual White Coat Ceremony.
White Coat -Class of 2020
Cyrus Hickson smiles as his father looks on after the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine's annual White Coat Ceremony.
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Members of the Class of 2020 at the conclusion of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine's annual White Coat Ceremony.
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Members of the Class of 2020 have photos taken by family during a reception as part of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine's annual White Coat Ceremony.
student helped into his white coat
As part of the annual White Coat Ceremony, Malek Bouzaher, class president of the Class of 2020 (center) is assisted into his white coat by Vice Dean of Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Daniel Harrington and Dean Cynda Johnson.