White Coat Ceremony/GHHS Induction Ceremony
Each year, the USA Medical Alumni Association sponsors the White Coat Ceremony and Gold Humanism Honor Society Induction Ceremony.
During the ceremony, rising third-year medical students are cloaked with white coats, the traditional dress of physicians for more than 100 years. Afterward, students take the Medical Student Oath, a promise to uphold the human aspects of medicine, such as sensitivity, compassion and respect for patients.
Also at the event, select rising seniors, as well as residents and faculty, are inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Inductees are selected for practicing patient-centered medical care with integrity, compassion and altruism. Election to this organization is by vote of medical students.
June 2021 Ceremonies
Here’s a glimpse into touching moments from the 2021 White Coat Ceremony as medical students prepare to enter their clinical years.
Fourth-year medical student Melody Zeidan talks about what it means to be inducted into the Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society.