Trinity School of Medicine Welcomes January 2018 Students with White Coat Ceremony ( Jan 12, 2018,2018 )

On Saturday, January 6th, Trinity School of Medicine held the white coat ceremony for its first students of 2018. The event was presided over by Trinity dean, Dr. Linda Adkison, and held on the school's campus on St. Vincent with guests including the honorable Luke Browne, St. Vincent's minister of Health, Wellness, and the Environment and keynote speaker Dr. A. Cecil Cyrus.

The new students were met with a video of recent graduates discussing their time on Trinity, the things they learned in and out of the classroom, imparting both encouragement and wisdom for navigating the challenges that lay ahead. 

The new students were met with a video of recent graduates discussing their time on Trinity, the things they learned in and out of the classroom, imparting both encouragement and wisdom for navigating the challenges that lay ahead. The presentation was concluded with a quote that he declared to be the precise assessment of a doctor’s mission: “Life is beautiful, to preserve it is beautiful.” 

After Dr. Cyrus delivered his keynote address, the students rose to receive their white coats. The symbolic gesture, started almost 30 years ago at the University of Chicago, has spread to medical schools around the US. Having the white coat placed on them by their faculty inducts represents a major change of life and acceleration towards medical students' future as physicians.