October 13, 2023 by
Lucy Gardner Carson
Larner Class of 2027 medical students stand to recite The Oath in UVM's Ira Allen Chapel at the college's White Coat Ceremony October 13, 2023.
(OCTOBER 13, 2023) WCAX-TV covered the Larner College of Medicine’s annual White Coat Ceremony, in which the newest class of medical students don their symbolic white coats for the first time. Larner Dean Richard L. Page, M.D., led students in reciting The Oath, which reads in part, "Most especially, I will tread with care in matters of life and death. If it be merely within my abilities to help ease suffering at the end of a life, may I face this awesome responsibility with humility and awareness of my own frailty."
The 124 members of the UVM medical Class of 2027 began their medical school journey on August 7, 2023, and are now 10 weeks in to the College of Medicine’s Foundations level of the curriculum. Students from across the country—and the world—walked the stage to get their coats, taking an oath to practice medicine responsibly and ethically. Dean Page congratulated the students for achieving the milestone during challenging times. “This is an amazing class. A lot of them went to college during a pandemic. They may have applied during a pandemic, and they made the decision to be a doctor, even with everything else going on,” he said.
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