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2020 Virtual White Coat Ceremony

Friday, August 7th at 12:30 p.m. EDT

Congratulations to the Class of 2024!

We are excited to invite our entering class and their friends and family to a virtual celebration welcoming them to the Drexel community, and to the medical community.

This celebration, the White Coat Ceremony, is a nationally recognized tradition. Incoming medical students come together to put on their white coats, a symbol of clinical care and compassionate service, and to recite the Physician’s Pledge. Taking these steps in the presence of family, friends, and educators helps students realize their responsibilities from the first day of their medical studies.

The White Coat Ceremony has even more symbolic resonance for the Class of 2024, who will mark this milestone virtually to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Through that act of community care, these future physicians are further affirming their commitment to their duties as medical professionals.

Drexel White Coat Ceremony 2019

 
White Coat Ceremony

 
Keynote Speaker - Steven Rosenzweig, MD

 

About the White Coat Ceremony

The White Coat Ceremony was established in 1993 by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University. It was designed to encourage a renewed focus on compassion among future generations of physicians.

Wearing their white “cloaks of compassion,” entering students take the Declaration of Geneva’s Physician’s Pledge, the contemporary successor to the 2500-year old Hippocratic Oath, for the first time in the presence of family, friends, faculty, board members, administrators and alumni affirming their commitment to the professional duties of physicians and the ethical principles of the medical profession they have now joined.

Taking the Pledge at the beginning of their education makes the students more aware of their responsibility from the very first day of their training, not just to ‘take care’ of their patients but to ‘care’ for them.

Download the program.

 
 

The Physician's Pledge

AS A MEMBER OF THE MEDICAL PROFESSION

I SOLEMNLY PLEDGE to dedicate my life to the service of humanity;

THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF MY PATIENT will be my first consideration;

I WILL RESPECT the autonomy and dignity of my patient;

I WILL MAINTAIN the utmost respect for human life;

I WILL NOT PERMIT considerations of age, disease or disability, creed, ethnic origin, gender, nationality, political affiliation, race, sexual orientation, social standing or any other factor to intervene between my duty and my patient;

I WILL RESPECT the secrets that are confided in me, even after the patient has died;

I WILL PRACTICE my profession with conscience and dignity and in accordance with good medical practice;

I WILL FOSTER the honor and noble traditions of the medical profession;

I WILL GIVE to my teachers, colleagues and students the respect and gratitude that is their due;

I WILL SHARE my medical knowledge for the benefit of the patient and the advancement of healthcare;

I WILL ATTEND TO my own health, well-being and abilities in order to provide care of the highest standard;

I WILL NOT USE my medical knowledge to violate human rights and civil liberties, even under threat;

I MAKE THESE PROMISES solemnly, freely and upon my honor.

©2017 World Medical Association

 
 

 

The Class of 2024

 

Shreya Agarwal

Roseline Ajayi

Aravindh Ajithkumar

John Allsop

Vyshnavi Anandan

Cynthia Andrade

Taesha Andre

Isabella Archer

Cenk Atillasoy

Sarah Awad

Trevor Baley

Jessica Barnett

Awinita Barpujari

Dominique Barral

Nathan Beatson

Ghita Benjelloun

Nicholas Berardone

Abhinaya Bharath

Akash Bhat

Ishaan Bhatt

Rohith Bhethanabotla

Isabel Billiar

Catherine Blankemeyer

Aliyah Bolton

Joshua Bosque-Hamilton

Alexandra Boucher

Elaine Boustila

Gregory Boyek

Scott Brackett

Anna Braendle

Lydia Briggs

Jack Buckanavage

Taylor Buckley

Blake Campbell

James Carey

La Niece Carpenter

Michael Carter

Zachary Cataline

Matthew Cerveny

Patrick Chang

Bryant Chang

Kevin Chen

Nina Cheng

Hannah Cherusseril

Andrew Chiu

Chetna Chopra

Benjamin Chu

Anthony Ciro

Yonesha Cole

Madeline Collazo Maguire

Natalie Correa

Erica Crawford

Nefertiti Curtis

Kwesi Daniel

Danielle Darius

Alexandra Davidson

Andrew Davis

Denis de la Flor

Bela Delvadia

Emily Demmert

Barry DeRose

Madison Dew

Matthew Dolan

Andriana Doliba

Kathryn Duncan

Ozdemir Erdemir

Frank Estrella

Margaux Everingham

 

 

 

Chinedu Ezikanyi

Chad Fanti

Meray Faragalla

Muhammad Rarooq

Julianna Fazio

Tatiana Ferraro

Allison Flanagan

Carrie Forman

Daniella Forman

Marissa Fu

Kent Fuller

Sara Furukawa

Avani Gandhi

Ashlea Ghaner

Anthony Ghobrial

Kishan Ghodasara

Samuel Glaisher

Matthew Griffin

Selam Haile

Michael Heller

Kassandra Hill

Eli Hoerler

Keven Hoogheem

Aric Huber

Edwardo Hurtado

Nathan Jacobs

Bhavita Jagessar

Samir Jambhekar

Maxwell Johnson

Tyler Johnson

Andrew Joseph

Rohan Joshi

Kendall Karcher

Michelle Kelley

Megan Kerstein

Dhaval Khamar

Hassan Khuram

Alina Kiley

Alyson Kim

Hannah Kim

Christopher Kim

Un Bi Kim

Alissa Klammer

Victoria Koa

Vilajet Kovaci

Hunter Kready

Jacqueline Krieger

Jennifer Kuflewski

Robin Kumaratunga

Brady Kupersmith

Steven Lawless

Sophie Lawrence

Quynh Le

Joshua Leckron

Joanna Lee

Alexander Lee

Bo Lim Lee

Steven Leonard

Mathew Lewis

Steve Li

Vivian Li

Lillian Liang

Edward Lin

Jason Lin

David Lippe

Chung Heng Liu

Antonio Lopez

Emma Lou

 

Emily Lufburrow

Camille Lynch

Tanmay Majmudar

Lee Man

Shreya Mandloi

Lisa Manitta

Madison Mansfield

Marcos Marimon

Matteen Maroofian

David Marulanda

Cynara Matos

Rishabh Matta

Andrew Maza

Katie McCauley

Joseph McClanaghan

Kyle McCloskey

Luke McCutcheon

Elysia McDonald

Angela Mei

Nataliya Melnyk

Danielle Mensah

Craig Methot

Caleb Middlebrook

Fanny Migliore

Chae Min

Argishty Mirzakhanian

Tarannum Mohammadi

Kiarra Mouzon

Sreya Muchivolu

Tania Mulherkar

Shiraz Mumtaz

Fadia Namous

Nagapranati Nunduri

James Nassur

Jyotsna Natarajan

Marc Nebb

Charles Neff

Madison Newman

Brendon Ngo

Yen Nguyen

John Nguyen

Thuchanh Nguyen

Samantha Nishimura

Julianne Nootenboom

Ruth Vanelle Nouboussi Nzapgho

Lyndsay Oakeson

David Okhuereigbe

Jorge Olan

Mayar Osman

Jade Overton

Dimas Palmar

Kady Palmer

Nathaniel Park

Radhika Patel

Ruchi Patel

Pravin Patel

Sohan Patel

Vandan Patel

Mayank Patel

Thayjas Patil

Gabriel Pertierra

Nicholas Piarulli

Kristen Porreca

Atene Poskute

Maria Priyma

Neha Puttagunta

Benjamin Rahmani

 

Amberly Ray

Natasha Reddy

Erica Riddick

Alessandra Rigamonti

Cody Ritz

Valeria Rodriguez Alfaro

Natalia Romano Spica

Kevin Rooney

Rim Saab

Nathan Sablowski

Farhan Sahawneh

Schyler Said

Edeline Sanchez

Reena Sandhu

Hayden Sando

Samuel Saucedo

Brianna Scamby

Samuel Schachter

Theresa Schneider

Sara Seyedroudbari

Mitali Shah

Pranav Sharma

Benjamin Sherman

Gregory Sinyakov

Michelle Slinger

Christopher Slowik

Katherine Spencer

Jessica Stimely

Victoria Stoffel

Louis Susca

Stuti Tank

Shahwar Tariq

Anthony Tirone

Jessica Titherington

Kalline Tong

Rhea Trainson

Erika Tretner

Amol Trivedi

Esther Tsyngauz

Evan Turner

Aneri Vakharia

Serin Varughese

Sara Vaughan

Beata Vayngortin

Isabelle Velloze

Louis Jiorgio Villegas

Jamie Vizelman

Kimberly Vu

Colin-Michael Wakefield

Sarah Waszyn

Michael Weiser

Caitlin White

Kelsey Whitus

Jannah Wing

Daniel Woodhead

Erica Yi

Kanyinsola Yoloye

Nari Yoon

Kevin Yu

Lauren Yue

Philip Zachariah

Sean Zacharias

Youssef Zaki

Eagan Zettlemoyer

Tony Zhang

Lawrence Zhang

Henry Zimmer

Jaclyn Zois