Web Extras

Fall 2020

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White Coat Cermony 2020White Coat Ceremony 2020

This year, during the most serious worldwide health crisis in a century, the Larner College of Medicine revised the White Coat Ceremony, traditionally held at UVM’s Ira Allen Chapel, using a format that underscores the need to mitigate COVID-19 transmission risk. On October 2, medical students in the Class of 2024, along with a limited number of faculty, administrators and staff, gathered in person in small, physically-distanced groups to receive their first white doctors’ coats as family and friends joined in remotely via a livestream.

  • Watch a short video of students in the Class of 2024 reciting the oath.
  • Watch the Class of 2024 White Coat Ceremony in its entirety.
  • View a photo gallery from the Class of 2024 White Coat Ceremony.


Chris VealWorking for Change

Through words, photos and videos, Chris Veal ’21 has been chronicling the effects of systemic racism while giving voice to peers who are underrepresented in the field of medicine. He is producing the Larner Stories Project, which features videos of classmates in conversation about challenges they have overcome in pursuing a medical career. A series of posts he wrote for the College’s blog follow his experiences participating in protests in Wisconsin and his home state of Illinois.

  • Watch the video trailer for the Larner Stories Project.
  • Read the blog post titled "We are Ready for Change: United We Stand in Milwaukee"
  • Read the blog post titled "Over 100 Years in the Making: My Drive to Kenosha"