NYCPM, Class of 2020, White Coat Ceremony

NYCPM, Class of 2020, White Coat Ceremony

The NYCPM Class of 2020 has been oriented, celebrated, and made to feel at home, but last night, class members received the first real symbol of their entry into medical education: their white coats. At the White Coat Ceremony, held September 6 at the New York Academy of Medicine, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Academic Dean Michael J. Trepal, DPM  made a few opening remarks and introduced Joseph Cataldo (2018), President of the Student Council. Cataldo described to the first-year students the impact of a white coat on a patient. “A patient sees a healer and a helper; a patient sees someone compassionate and understanding; a patient sees someone who can listen.”

Remarks of the keynote speaker, R. Daniel Davis, DPM, President of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), went directly to the crux of the matter: “To the public, the wearer of the white coat is someone who practices medicine.” At the end of Dr. Davis’ remarks, he received a crystal apple with thanks from NYCPM. After the speeches, one by one, the 86 members of the Class of 2020 received and donned their white coats in front of families and friends, and took the Hippocratic Oath.

R. Daniel Davis, DPM has been board certified with the ABPM since 1993.

Source: Podiatry Management News, Online