Medical freshmen of the Class of 2024 gathered at the University Cultural Centre on 15 August 2019 for the annual White Coat Ceremony. This significant robing ceremony is a rite of passage for medical students worldwide.
Professor Chong Yap Seng, Dean, NUS Yong Loo Lin Scool of Medicine welcomed the students to the medical fraternity and Guest-of-Honour Dr Koh Poh Koon, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry and esteemed alumus of the School, inspired the students with thrills and spills from his time as a medical student. Faculty members then helped the students don their very first white coats, which serve to remind the students of their solemn responsibilities and roles as doctors in training.
The event ended with the new students of the Medical Student’s Pledge, led by Mr Teo Jun Hao, Phase V student and President of the NUS Medical Society.