White Coat Ceremony – Class of 2021
In the life of every medical student, there are various milestones that mark pivotal and exciting parts of our journey. These moments are those you’d love to think of in the future and exhale deeply to thank God for how far you’ve come. The class of 2021 of the experienced one of these moments on October 29, 2018 during their white coat ceremony. This was the 5th white coat ceremony and it follows a brief pause following last year’s no show. The White Coat Ceremony is organized by the school to usher students into the clinical part of the journey.
The event was scheduled to take place at exactly 3pm at the Charles Easmon building of the College of Health sciences. Students were expected to be seated by 2:30pm. In attendance was the Provost Rev. Ayeh-Kumi, who was the chairperson, the chairman of the Medical and Dental Council, Prof. Paul Nyame, Dean of the UGSMD Mrs. Margaret Lartey and faculty members from various departments. There was so much excitement in the atmosphere. And the most important aspect of the day; the oath of conduct, was taken.
178 students (GEMP and Mainstream) were adorned in their white coats by the faculty members present and each received a copy of the Ghana Medical and dental council’s Fitness to Practice and the UGSMD’S pamphlet on the Professional Appearance Code.
The Dean of the UGSMD gave a short message on the signifance of the white coat ceremony. The Chairman of the Medical and Dental Council also gave a speech as the Guest of honour.
The event was very successful and the class President of the UGSMD class of 2021 gave the vote of thanks.
The “after party” was fun filled and a lot of pictures were taken by students to fill their memory boxes. Here are a few we could lay our hands on.