Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) first-year students, along with students in the International Advanced Placement Program (IAPP) received the traditional coat of medical professionals, during the School’s 18th annual White Coat Ceremony held Friday, Oct. 5.
The first-year cohort of 50 students, and eight IAPP students, took the professional oath of ethics and committed to uphold the School’s values of service, respect, integrity, compassion and competence.
“The White Coat Ceremony conveys the importance of the respect, integrity and compassion necessary to successfully engage in the dentistry profession,” said SIU SDM Dean Bruce Rotter, DMD.
The SIU SDM White Coat Ceremony was sponsored by the Central Illinois Academy of General Dentistry, Illinois Section of the American College of Dentists, Illinois State Dental Society Foundation and the Eighth District of the International College of Dentists.
Photo: SIU SDM Fall 2018 first-year cohort and International Advanced Placement Program students.