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On October 2, 2020, Texila American University (TAU) had conducted its White Coat Ceremony virtually for September 2020 batch students between 10 AM and 12 PM via Zoom.
Besides being a ritual, the White Coat Ceremony is a symbol of professionalism and a dream-come-true moment that many long for years. Even though it happened virtually, the cheer on the students’ faces proved the significance of the event. This historical event had been marked on the day with the grand presence of TAU officials and students online.
Dr. Dheeraj Bansal, Dean of College of Medicine, commenced the event with his welcome address. Following him, Mr. Syam Kumar, CEO of TAU, addressed the students with a few words of wisdom. And then, Dr. Ajay Singh Rajput, Registrar, addressed the participants and encouraged the mon the prestigious journey they are about to embark on, the significance of a doctor, and the various hardships one should overcome to become an outstanding doctor.
While addressing the students, Dr. Hugh Duckworth, the Chief Academic Officer, shared an insightful message on the importance of the world's medical professionals, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how it has impacted medical education. He also touched upon the White Coat Ceremony's history and how a doctor's coat transformed over time. The students were also given a short introduction to staff to help them get acclimatized with their program mentors.
Later, Dr.Sheik Amir, Associate Dean, Clinicals, elucidated the importance of the White Coat Ceremony to the students, accompanied by the students’ Hippocratic Oath Initiation as tradition. Finally, the White Coat Ceremony was concluded with wishes, greetings, and thank you note by Dr. Dheeraj Bansal.