UI Carver College of Medicine White Coat Ceremony – August 11, 2017

– So good afternoon. I’m Pat Winokur and I’m delighted to serve
as the executive dean in the Roy J. Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine here at the University of Iowa. And it is my distinct pleasure to welcome the class of 2021, their families, their friends, some of their siblings,
our faculty, our staff, and some of our other students here today to celebrate the 23rd annual white coat ceremony. Dr. Robillard who’s the vice president for medical affairs and Dean of the Carver College of Medicine couldn’t be here today but he sends his best wishes to all of you on this very special day. This is always a wonderful occasion and we’re delighted to be holding it here in Hancher Auditorium. This is a magnificent building that’s a perfect setting
for today’s ceremony, that is both dignified and celebratory. I would like to take this opportunity to recognize the deans, department chairs, and faculty who have joined us today. We’re thankful for your strong support of the college and the class of 2021. Here to help me welcome you today are several of my esteemed colleagues. First starting at my far right is today’s keynote
speaker Dr. Steven Craig who’s the assistant dean for student affairs and curriculum and director of the Des
Moines branch campus. Next we have Dr. Chris Cooper who’s the senior associate dean for medical education and the Carver College of Medicine and a professor in the
Department of Urology. Next is Dr. Joyce Vista-Wayne who serves as 168th president of the Iowa Medical Society. And then we have the University of Iowa’s interim provost Dr. Susan Curry. And finally it’s my pleasure to introduce University of Iowa president Bruce Harreld. Bruce Harreld became the 21st president of the University of Iowa
on November 2nd, 2015. Prior to joining us served as a faculty at the Harvard College of Business and in several corporate leadership positions, as well. President Harreld received a bachelor of engineering degree
from Purdue University and an MBA from Harvard University. He is the author or co-author of numerous articles and book chapters and received several prestigious awards including the distinguished
industrial engineer and distinguished engineering awards from Purdue University. Please join me in welcoming University of Iowa
president Bruce Herreld. (audience applauds) – Thank you let me be
the first to say welcome. Greetings from the University of Iowa. This is such a special day and I’m honored to be
here to share it with you. This is a significant step in your lives. You’re now going to
become a significant part of our lives as well. You should know we have
a long tradition here at this university in the health care and health sciences field. It’s a critical part
in fact many would say and I would agree a core part of our mission and why we’re here. It is at one level continuing of the wonderful research
that’s gone on here for so many decades but it’s also to help serve Iowa and the rest of the world. And let’s not forget
why all of you are here which is to care for individual patients. And hopefully that’s
day-in day-out what we do. This is a major step in
your own individual lives. I would just suggest that you think about this as a journey and it’s the beginning of a journey. It for many of you and
probably most of you at least my colleagues here today wearing the white coats already, it is a journey that is
not finished for them. It’s a lifelong journey. It’s a journey of caring,
learning, discovery, and helping our society. It’s a very important moment in your lives and it’s going to be an interesting and up-and-down journey for all of you. I suggest you cherish it, you learn from it, you grow from it and help each other through it. We at this University
do not have this notion that look left and look
right or anything like that. You will get through this journey. We will make sure that we have the support
mechanisms in place to help you. And you will help one another. At the same time I would suggest that you get incredibly
focused on this journey, the beginning part of this journey. Don’t forget that there’s much more to this University than
just the medical sciences. Embrace it. We’re a broader community
with liberal arts, engineering, legal, fascinating people, and even in this building incredible performances from all around the world. Broaden yourselves while you’re here. Embrace our community and enjoy and thrive and grow. That’s why you’re here. That’s what we intend to do to help you along the way. And know that you’re
welcome in every respect. For all of you that are sitting in the back two-thirds of this audience, thank you. These types of journeys that these young men
and young women are on don’t happen by accident. They may think that they’re actually at the point, the
central point of all this and in many ways they are but that doesn’t happen without you, without your support, your care, your love. At the same time understand they’re now on this journey and they will need you in different ways, moving forward. They’re going to develop
deeper mentorships with many of the people
here in our community but there will be times
when they reach out and I suggest that you
just think for a moment that it’s going to be a different journey. They’re going to see it
from a different world but you’re going to see them grow and mature even beyond where they are now. So thank you for your
incredible support of them. And I would say now to my friends in the front third of this audience don’t forget how you got here. They got you here. You owe a lot to them. And as you reach out and ask them for help and support share with them what you’re experiencing. They’ll love you even deeper for it. So welcome to this great University. Congratulations on this
first significant step on this next stage on your journey. And I hope to see you all around campus and engaging with us
in every way possible. Welcome. Congratulations. It’s a great experience
you’re embarking on. Thank you. (audience applauds) – Thank you President Harreld. Good afternoon. Oh that’s really poor. Come on guys. This is a celebration. Might lighten up. Good afternoon. – [Audience] Good afternoon. – Thank you. It’s a pleasure, now it’s a pleasure to be here today. It’s great to see all of you again and then some from this morning as well. I appreciate that the faculty is here as well as the staff,
students, friends, families, all of those. It is an important occasion and your presence makes it so special. As the senior associate dean for medical education it’s my job to help oversee the selection process for the students who attend the Carver College of Medicine. And I’m pleased to note that the class of 2021 is truly an exceptional group. As a graduate of this college I speak from firsthand experience when I tell you that this
is a great medical school. It’s even better than when I attended. At least you’ve got a better student dean. (audience laughs) there are outstanding educational opportunities for growth, both inside and outside of the classroom. I think we’ve shared that already with you all when you came for your admissions interview. We shared it during orientation and I shared it with many of your loved ones today, this morning. One of the truly great things about Iowa is its people. And you’ll find that the
Carver College of Medicine faculty and staff truly and really care about your experience here. We are going to be there for you throughout your medical education. There’s also an unparalleled spirit of collaboration among students as well as faculty. And that makes for an outstanding learning environment. And I know as the
college’s newest students you’re going to strengthen and carry on that tradition here and wherever you go. Now it’s my privilege and my pleasure to introduce the keynote speaker for 2017 white coat ceremony, Dr. Steven Craig, assistant dean for student affairs and curriculum and the director of the Des Moines branch campus. Dr. Craig is also a graduate from the University of Iowa. He graduated from the
Medical School in 1979. He then completed his internal medicine residency training at the University of Colorado
Health Science Center where he also served as
chief medical resident. Dr. Craig has been practicing and teaching internal medicine in Des Moines since 1983 and is a clinical professor in the department of internal medicine at the University of Iowa. Since 2006 he has served
as the executive director of the Des Moines Area Medical Education Consortium, coordinating the partnership between the University
of Iowa’s undergraduate, graduate and residency programs in the five Des Moines health care member institutions. In 2012 Dr. Craig was appointed as the assistant dean for the University of Iowa Carver
College of Medicine with oversight of the branch campus. In these leadership roles he is leading the charge to teach the next generation of healthcare professionals
in the state of Iowa. Steve has received
numerous teaching awards for both resident and
medical student teaching and earlier this year he received the distinguished alumni award for service from the
Carver College of Medicine. Ladies and gentlemen please join me in welcoming Dr. Steven Craig. (audience applauds) – Well first I want you to know that I’m honored to stand before you today to share with you a few insights on this very exciting day, the day on which you’ll
receive your white coat in front of family and friends and you’ll officially begin the journey to become a physician. For those of you who don’t know the white coat ceremony was originated by Dr. Arnold Gould at Columbia University
in New York in 1993. Dr. Gould created this ceremony to welcome Columbia students to the medical profession and to elevate the value of humanism as the core of the profession. This ceremony powerfully emphasizes the importance of
compassion in combination with scientific excellence. Dr. Gould felt that
the most important part of the ceremony was the oath that students take in
front of family members, faculty, and student peers acknowledging their central obligation of caring for the patient. From Columbia the white
coat ceremony spread and has now been adopted by nearly every medical
school in North America. 42 years ago I was sitting where you are. There was no official white coat ceremony but we were nonetheless reminded from the beginning of our studies that we were entering a sacred profession and that care of the patient must be the ultimate goal of all of our educational efforts. I would like to tell you
a little about my journey as a physician and share with you a top ten list, the top
ten lessons I’ve learned over the last 42 years. If even one thing that I tell you resonates with you today I will feel that I’ve been successful. I entered medical school with more than the
usual amount of anxiety. My parents never attended college and I was the first in my family to pursue an advanced degree. I’m the only one to pursue
becoming a physician. I was just glad to survive the first semester of medical school but once I made the initial adjustment I can honestly say that the next four years
were relatively smooth, not without a few bumps in the road but I ended up feeling very good about the education I received and the solid clinical
skills I had developed. From the University of Iowa I ventured West to the
University of Colorado to pursue internal medicine
residency training. In my intern group of
42 there were graduates from Standfor, Harvard,
Yale Johns Hopkins, Duke and many others so-called top-tier medical schools. I found myself anxious once again, wondering how my University
of Iowa education would stack up against that of my fellow residents. I very quickly realized that I was as well if not better prepared than all the other
residents I trained with. Therein lies the first lesson that I’d like to share with you today. You will receive an
excellent education at the University of Iowa Carver
College of Medicine and you must never sell yourself short. Graduates of this school are sought after every year and our graduates are
extremely competitive when applying to the top residency programs in the country. I’m a big fan of Dr. Seuss. He published his book Oh The Places You’ll Go one year before he died at the age of 87. The opening lines of his books summarized well this first lesson I’ve shared with you. “Congratulations today is your day. “You’re off to great places. “You’re off and away. “And will you succeed? “Yes you will indeed.” My second lesson is one that I learned from the earliest days of medical school and
I continue to live by to the present. Don’t be afraid to ask for help and to acknowledge when you don’t know something. You will hear it said that medicine is a profession of lifelong learning and I think that is definitely true. When you acknowledge your gaps in knowledge and skills you’ll become a better physician when you seek help from others to close those gaps. Lesson number three that I learned is just do your best and keep your eye on the prize which is becoming the
best physician possible so you can provide the best possible care to your patients. Don’t get so caught up in grades that you lose sight of
what’s most important. Do your best and the grades will follow. I have had to learn and
continuously relearn lesson number four, remember your life priorities, take care of yourself but leave time for your
family and friends. I want you to stop for a moment and think of all the people who’ve helped you reach this goal of acceptance to medical school. I’d now like you to join
me in a round of applause for those family and friends who are here supporting you today. And let’s make it loud enough that those who couldn’t be here will also hear you. (audience applauds) Let’s face it, staying connected today is even easier with all the many tools like Facebook, Snapchat, texting, tweeting but also please take the time to get together when you can and call or FaceTime those you love and care about. Family and friends I’m counting on you to remind the students of this lesson. Lesson number five is an extension of my advice to you in lesson four to take care of yourself. Pay attention to your own physical and mental health needs. Medical students and doctors are often said to make the worst patients. We are rightly accused of
ignoring our own advice to practice preventive care and to seek early intervention when problems arise. You will have ready
access to medical services and to counseling services and my strong advice to you is to access these services. I have also found it really helpful to exercise regularly and to participate in fun things outside of medicine. In fact I resisted the
temptation to bring my tuba and to perform for you today as I love music and I play in a brass band lesson. Number six I learned early on, medicine is a team sport. You must learn how to
be a good team player. Learn the role of the other members of the healthcare team and use them to help you provide the best possible care to your patients, not just nurses but the nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, pharmacists, social workers, dietitians, occupational and physical therapists. Supporting and assisting
other team members can be a tremendous help to you in providing the best possible care to your patients. Lesson number seven I’m reminded of on a daily basis but you can tuck this one away until you begin your clinical training. That lesson is nurses
are almost always right. (audience laughs) I’m reminded of this on a daily basis because my wife is a nurse. (audience laughs) Remember that nurses spend more time with the patient than anyone else on the healthcare team. So when an experienced nurse says to you I just don’t like the way Mr. Jones or Ms. Smith looks don’t ignore this. These observations are way more likely to be significant and
should not be ignored. Lesson number eight is a simple one that you wouldn’t think
needs to be restated. Treat others the way
you want to be treated. Always treat patients with the respect you would afford a close family member. Remember that each patient is somebody’s mother or father, brother or sister, son or daughter. This lesson has helped me immensely when I found myself upset or frustrated while caring for a patient
I found challenging. And you will encounter
challenging patients. Lesson number nine I’m also continuously reminded of, learn from your mistakes, own them, don’t try to deny them, be willing to seek feedback, ask what can I do better. I can honestly say that
some of the best lessons that have helped me provide best care to my patients came from
mistakes that I made and vowing to never
make that mistake again. Finally lesson number ten is an audience participation exercise. Students I want you to
first look to your right and now look to the student on your left and what professor Herreld was alluding to is 50 years ago a faculty member standing before you might have said because one of you will not make it. This is definitely not the case. You are all very valuable to us and we expect and want
all of you to make it. I had you look to your right and look to your left to remind you that you’re all in this journey together and you have an obligation to look out for and to assist one another on this journey. So there you have it. My top ten list of the lessons learned in the 42 years since I sat in your seat. “And oh the places you’ll go,” Dr. Seuss went on to say. “You have brains in your head. “You have feet in your shoes. “You can steer yourself “in any direction you choose. “You’re now on your own “and you know what you know. “and when things start to happen “don’t worry, don’t stew. “Just go right along. “You’ll start happening too.” I’ll close once again by telling you how proud I am to stand before you today. I wish you all the best as you begin this exciting journey. I now feel a special bond to your class. So I want you to know that you can always reach out to me if you need help or advice or just an experienced physician friend to talk to. Thank you and best of luck. (audience applauds) – Dr. Craig thank you. Those were terrific remarks and thank you for not bringing your tuba. (audience laughs) As a token of our gratitude for both of those things we want to commemorate your participation as a keynote speaker today. And I’d like to present you this clock engraved with your name. (audience applauds) Now let’s turn our
attention to the white coat, a powerful symbol to both the medical profession and society at large. The way physicians dress has been an important
part of medical practice since ancient times. In fact Hippocrates advised doctors on how they should dress saying “The healers uniform “should imply a professional interest “and interaction. “it must convey to even
the most anxious patient “or physician a seriousness of purpose “that helps provide reassurance “and confidence that medical concerns “will be dealt with competently “and conscientiously.” Students the white coat symbolizes your transformation into physicians. It is a cloak of compassion and dedication toward
your fellow human beings. May it also serve as a reminder of your commitment to your education and to your chosen profession. Today we will introduce the students by membership in their learning community. The Carver College of Medicine learning communities are designed to allow students to support one another and provide more opportunities for leadership and service. They have learning activities across all four years of medical school. The communities also help strengthen relationships between students and faculty, collegiate staff, and individuals in our community. Each medical student has been randomly assigned to one of four learning communities. The faculty directors of each community will now introduce their students for the presentation of the white coats. We will begin with Dr. David Asprey who will represent the
Bean learning community. As reads the names executive dean Winokur and I will bestow the white coats and President Harreld, interim provost Curry, Dr. Vista-Wayne and Dr. Craig will offer
their congratulations. Again remember this as a celebration. So we encourage you to cheer and applaud as the names are called. – Thank You dean Cooper. It is my privilege to represent the Bean
learning community today on behalf of Dr. Peter Denson, the Bean faculty director in his absence. The Bean learning
community name pays tribute to a prominent physician whose legacy is still very evident in the Carver College of Medicine. Dr. William Bean served as the Carver College of Medicine chairman of the department of internal medicine from 1948 to 1971. During that time building a great academic enterprise that encouraged excellence
in patient care, in teaching and in research. He was noted for boundless curiosity and a genuine love of learning. His leadership style encouraged even inspired young faculty to greater heights of achievement than most dared to dream they would ever attain. And now it’s my pleasure to introduce the new members of the beam community as they received their white coat. Russ Adwan (audience applauds) Soham AIi (audience applauds) Olivia Atari (audience applauds) Elijah Auch (audience applauds) Kayla Bartos (audience applauds) Jeffrey Carley (audience applauds) Claire Castaneda (audience applauds) Grace Chabal (audience applauds) Kevin Cheung (audience applauds) Michael Clapp (audience applauds) Holly Conger (audience applauds) Andres Dajles (audience applauds) Tyler Foley (audience applauds) Brendan George (audience applauds) Logan Goetzinger (audience applauds) Pavane Gorrepati (audience applauds) Michael Heffernan (audience applauds) Jessica Hui (audience applauds) Alyssa Johnson (audience applauds) Austin Kazarian (audience applauds) Michael Klemme (audience applauds) Weiren Liu (audience applauds) Katharine Marsden (audience applauds) Arthur Mercado (audience applauds) Vaelan Molian (audience applauds) Madeline Peters (audience applauds) Daisy Pilarczyk (audience applauds) Deepika Raghavan (audience applauds) Josiah Roller (audience applauds) Mary Kate Skalitzky (audience applauds) Torry Troesch (audience applauds) Richard Uhleahopp (audience applauds) Cheryl Wang (audience applauds) David Wang (audience applauds) Benjamin Wilkinson (audience applauds) Betelehem Wole (audience applauds) Tong Yu (audience applauds) Kasra Zarei (audience applauds) And now it is my pleasure to introduce professor Katie Iverson to the podium to introduce the students from the Boulware learning community. (audience applauds) – Thank You Dr. Asprey. Good afternoon. Our community is named
for Dr. Lois Boulware who is one of only six women graduates in the class of 1937. After a long career as
the assistant director of the university student health service. She found herself compelled to help improve patient-physician communications and established the nation’s first hospital-patient advocacy program. Then after a second attempt to retire Dr. Boulware found a new mission to create a space for family members of patients undergoing surgery. Thus opened the day of surgery lounge which now bears her name with staff able to provide information regarding surgery specifics and relay updates from the operating room. Our community remains unrepentant and carrying on her tradition of a lifetime devoted to delivering excellent compassionate health care with a human touch. I would now like to welcome and present to you the newest members of the Lois Boulware learning community. Heba Albazboz (audience applauds) Julie Amendola (audience applauds) Erik Anderson (audience applauds) Mitchell Arends (audience applauds) Sarah Bakir (audience applauds) Nicholas Bartschat (audience applauds) Theresa Benskin (audience applauds) Shelby Bloomer (audience applauds) Lucas De Jong (audience applauds) Julia Gales (audience applauds) Maggy Gannon (audience applauds) Waale Gbara (audience applauds) Kerri Golinghorst (audience applauds) Brian Grieve (audience applauds) Sarah Gross (audience applauds) Malika Hale (audience applauds) Cassandra Hardy (audience applauds) Zoetta Hildreth (audience applauds) Chloe Hlas (audience applauds) Nicholas Jensen (audience applauds) Andrew Kalenkiewicz (audience applauds) Erik Kneller (audience applauds) Kyle Leubka (audience applauds) Katherine Merritt (audience applauds) Rory Metcalf (audience applauds) Drew Miller (audience applauds) Marcus Mutioz (audience applauds) Michael Orness (audience applauds) Anne Rempel (audience applauds) Joanna Silverman (audience applauds) Ryan Staudte (audience applauds) Cassandra Tomberlin (audience applauds) Jonathan Trinh (audience applauds) Brandon Vander Stoep (audience applauds) Joyce Wahba (audience applauds) Jackson Walsh (audience applauds) Kyle Walsh (audience applauds) Michael Warhank (audience applauds) I would now like to introduce Dr. David Swanson who will introduce the Flocks learning community. (audience applauds) – Thank You Katie. It’s my honor to be here and to describe a little
bit of the background of Ruben Flocks. He was born May 7th, 1906 and lived a devoted life to medicine. He excelled academically at Johns Hopkins with memberships in Phi Beta Kappa as an undergrad and Alpha Omega Alpha in medical school. He completed his urology residency here at the University of Iowa and was quickly promoted. Eventually he became department chair and held that position for 25 years. Flocks worked long hours and had high expectations
of himself and others. One of his former trainees commented. “I salute the man “without whom my four years “in Iowa City would have been “much more pleasant “and without whom “I would not have had the finest “urological training possible.” Flocks was dedicated to medical excellence and held his team accountable. He was an early adopter
of nuclear medicine and published extensively on the use of radioactive gold for treating patients with inoperable prostate cancers. This evolved into brachytherapy which is an option for treating localized prostate cancer. In addition to Flocks being the namesake of our college of medicine
learning community the department of urology created an endowed chair in his name and the clinic is named in his honor. It is my privilege to introduce the newest members of the Flocks learning community. (audience applauds) Steven Arce (audience applauds) Nolan Asprey (audience applauds) Too quick Melissa Chan (audience applauds) Joseph Chin (audience applauds) Dabin Choi (audience applauds) Gabriel Conley (audience applauds) David Crompton (audience applauds) Sarah Dougherty (audience applauds) Megan Fellows (audience applauds) Megan Ferguson (audience applauds) Benjamin Fick (audience applauds) Emma Henze (audience applauds) Michael Hooyer (audience applauds) Conor Houlihan (audience applauds) Ashlee Hulbert (audience applauds) Destinee Irish (audience applauds) Joshua James (audience applauds) Brandon Johnson (audience applauds) Sarah Kottenstette (audience applauds) Kevin Lawrence (audience applauds) Steven Leary (audience applauds) Daniel Pape (audience applauds) Arham Pasha (audience applauds) Jared Peterson (audience applauds) Vivian Pham (audience applauds) Hannah Pope (audience applauds) Gregory Power (audience applauds) Madalyn Rasor (audience applauds) Jeremy Sanchez (audience applauds) Kiran Sharma (audience applauds) Michael Slattery (audience applauds) Alaina Studt (audience applauds) Robert Thinnes (audience applauds) Justin Valdez (audience applauds) Sarah Van Dorin (audience applauds) Mackenzie Walhof (audience applauds) Sophia Williams-Perez (audience applauds) Kelly Yom (audience applauds) I’m now honored to
present Dr. Teri Thomsen representing the McCowen
learning community. (audience applauds) – Thank You Dr. Swanson. I’m privileged to represent the McCowen learning community which is named after Dr. Jeanne McCowen. She was among the first women to enroll in what was then known as the University of
Iowa Medical Department in the 1870s. She graduated at a time when very few women were actually admitted to medical school. So it was quite an achievement. And she’s widely respected, an active leader in state and nationwide professional organizations. And she actually founded the Iowa State of Medical Women. In addition throughout her career she promoted numerous charitable and community organizations supporting women children and institutionalized patients. The McCowen community continues this commitment to community service in supporting in particular the mission of the domestic violence
intervention program and other community programs. It’s my honor to present the latest members of the class of 2021 in the McCowen learning community. Roshan Abid (audience applauds) Christoffer Amdahl (audience applauds) Jayden Bowen (audience applauds) Madeleine Brindle (audience applauds) Nicholas Caldwell (audience applauds) Brian Casillas (audience applauds) Samantha Cheng (audience applauds) Lauren Coffey (audience applauds) Tucker Dangremond (audience applauds) Austin DeLau (audience applauds) Erika Dorff (audience applauds) Nicholas Evans (audience applauds) Marisa Evers (audience applauds) Jenna Geick (audience applauds) Shadeh Ghaffari-Rafi (audience applauds) Destinee Gwee (audience applauds) Hayley Hansen (audience applauds) Ali Hassan (audience applauds) Erica Henderson (audience applauds) Nathaniel Johnson (audience applauds) William Lorentzen (audience applauds) Timothy Maxwell (audience applauds) Christine Mbakwe (audience applauds) Anne Meis (audience applauds) Anne Nora (audience applauds) Andrew Poggemiller (audience applauds) Cindy Puga (audience applauds) Patrick Rooney (audience applauds) Raven Saunders-Duckett (audience applauds) Luke Schiller (audience applauds) Eric Schnieders (audience applauds) Amrinder Singh (audience applauds) Sierra Stuerman (audience applauds) Allison Thilges (audience applauds) Hannah Thompson (audience applauds) Joseph Vecchi (audience applauds) Sanjeeva Weerasinghe (audience applauds) Nealy Wooldridge (audience applauds) – So there’s perhaps
no greater social duty than the one a physician accepts. Physicians hold a unique knowledge that requires years of patient study and a constant desire for continued education. Class of 2021, when you decided to become a physician you made a promise to practice the art and science of medicine faithfully and truthfully. You’ve agreed to accept the duty of helping your fellow human beings. This is not a promise to be taken lightly. Whether we make a difference, one patient at a time or through research that helps scores of people we must always remember that promise. The Hippocratic oath named for Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician and father of modern medicine was created to emphasize the promise you have made. Our college has been celebrating this oath since our first white
coat ceremony in 1995. To our students I urge you to think about the true meaning of this oath as you join me in making these vows. Students please now stand and join me in reciting
the Hippocratic oath. – [Pat and Students] “I do solemnly swear “by that which I hold most sacred “that I will be loyal to
the profession of medicine “and just and generous to all “that I will lead my
life and practice my art “in uprightness and honor “that in whatsoever house I shall enter “it shall be for the good of the sick “to the utmost of my power “I holding myself aloof from wrong, “from corruption, and from the temptation “of others to vice “that I will exercise my art “solely for the cure of my patients “and will give no drug,
perform no operation “for a criminal purpose, “even if solicited and far less “suggest such a thing “that whatsoever I shall see “or hear of the lives of others “which is not fitting to be spoken “I will keep inviolable secret. “these things I do promise “and in proportion as I am faithful “to this my oath, “may happiness and good
repute be ever mine, “the opposite if I shall be forsworn.” – Students you can be seated. (audience applauds) So this concludes the formal part of the ceremony. We’re going to have the students step down to the staircase and
they’ll take a class photo. We ask the family and friends to please remain seated in their seats until the recessional is finished. There’s a reception that follows on the first and second floors. Thank you so much for joining us today. We look forward on Monday to getting those white
coats a little bit used. And we’re going to have
a great four years. Congratulations. (audience applauds) (happy classical music)

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