IOWA CITY – Rishi Patel of Temecula was one of more than 140 first-year University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine students Class of 2025 to participate in the 27th annual Arnold P. Gold Foundation White Coat Ceremony earlier this month.
The White Coat Ceremony is a celebrated experience as students enter medical school. In the presence of family, guests and faculty members, students are welcomed into the medical community by leaders of the medical center and ceremonially “cloaked” with their white coats. Then, dressed in white, they stand to take the ancient Oath of Hippocrates, traditionally sworn at graduation.
By establishing this meaningful ritual at the beginning of medical school, we hope students will become aware of their responsibilities from the first day of tra