The ceremony that officially begins our work with patients. The white coat ceremony is a right of passage in medicine.
If you've been reading Inside PA Training for a while, you'll remember that I received my white coat ceremony just a year ago. My white coat came as part of the very first white coat ceremony at UC Davis School of Medicine's FNP/PPA program. The event was organized and funded by the class ahead of [...]
The white coat ceremony has become a tradition in medical training programs around the country and has a short but interesting history. The history for the ceremony at UCD is even shorter. Sometime last year, the second year students in our program felt so strongly that UCD needed a white coat ceremony that they took it on as a gift to the class that followed.