Stony Brook University School of Medicine, one of the leading medical schools in the country, recently welcomed its Class of 2021 consisting of 136 students, the institution's largest class in history.
The incoming students took a Hippocratic Oath on Aug. 13 at the school's Student Activities Center, the university said in a release. Each future physician put on their white training coat for the first time at the ceremony. Kenneth Kaushansky, senior vice president for the health sciences and dean of the School of Medicine, welcomed the students with warm words.
“This is an inspiring day for all of you, as you enter a profession that is a privilege, makes a tremendous impact in the lives of your patients and their families, requires life-long learning, and is a team sport,” Kaushansky said in the release. “As you wear your white coats remember that from this day forward the coat is a symbol of professionalism, scientific excellence, and compassionate care.”