Following the Grand Inauguration of the academic year 2012/2013 at the Medical University of ŇĀ√≥dŇļ ¬†held on¬† the ¬†28th of September 2012, the White Coat Ceremony for the freshmen students of English programs took place. The White Coat ceremony, originally American, has nowadays become a more and more popular medical school tradition.
Ceremony was hosted by¬† Vice-Dean for Studies in English Prof. Ireneusz Majsterek MSc. PhD, the Dean of¬† the Dentistry Division Prof. Jerzy SokoŇāowski MD PhD and ¬†the staff of the Administration Center for Studies in English at one of the¬† newly opened lecture halls of¬† the MUL¬† Didactic Centre.
The ceremony commenced¬† with the speeches¬†of Vice-Dean, Prof. Ireneusz Majsterek and¬† the MUL Student Government President, Marcel Leichle addressed to the freshmen. Then the ¬†freshmen were ceremonially ‚Äúcloaked‚ÄĚ with¬†white coats. Every white coat, embroidered with ¬†the logo of the Medical University of Lodz ¬†symbolizes fellowship of ¬†the MUL medical community.
Such meaningful ritual at the beginning of medical school encourages students to accept the obligations inherent in practice of medicine:
- To excel in science
- To be compassionate
- To maintain honor and dignity of the profession
We believe that the White Coat Ceremony as well as¬† the Oath taken during the Grand Inauguration, in front of The Rector and The Senate of the University,¬† will make students aware of their responsibilities from the very first day of their medical¬†education.
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