Administrators and alumni welcomed the new first-year class to the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013.

The ceremonial presentation of white coats to medical students, created by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation in 1993, includes the signing of the oath of commitment to patient care that reminds incoming students of the dedication necessary to complete a medical education and underscores the responsibilities inherent in the practice of medicine.

UAB’s white coat ceremony marks the end of roughly three weeks of medical school orientation and the new students' first class, Patient, Doctor and Society.

uab.edu/medicine/news/latest/item/209-class-of-2017-welcomed-at-white-coat-ceremony

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