On Wednesday July 20, 2011, the families and friends gathered at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY to honor the Class of 2013. After the successful completion of first two years of medical school, 288 students reached the halfway point and most importantly, the long awaited milestone: the coating ceremony.
Friends and family attended the ceremony and watched on as each student received embroidered white coats by one of the many distinguished members of administration, faculty, and alumni including our guest speaker Dr. Robert J Corona, the Vice President of Clinical, Medical, and Scientific Affairs and the Chief Medical Officer at Welch Allyn, and recipient of NYCOM’s Distinguished Alumni Award for 2011.
For many of our classmates, the moment was unbelievably surreal and gracious due in part to our arduous academic accomplishments at this halfway point, and welcomed excitement for our continued endeavors in the wards and hospitals. The white coat symbolizes not only the beginning of our clinical education but signifies our continued journey to becoming successful physicians. Moreover, 44 students were inducted into the Psi Sigma Alpha national osteopathic honor society.
Memorably, we are humbled and excited by this momentous occasion, and share our joy with our loved ones. The 2013 Class Officers would like to wish everyone the best of luck on their clinical rotations!
– 2013 Class Officers: Sriniketh Sundar, Sonia Borker, Mehak Swami, Ashish Kumar