VTCSOM Class of 2023 White Coat Ceremony
From Ryan Anderson
The 43 members of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine's Class of 2022 received their white coats during the annual White Coat Ceremony on Oct. 18th. While most medical schools across the country hold white coat ceremonies, which are intended to ensure students understand the expectations and responsibilities of the profession, many hold their ceremonies on the first day of class or within the first week.The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine wanted to ensure the ceremony was not just a photo op, but that the white coat must be earned. So the ceremony is held after the first block of study.