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New medical students craft class oath, receive white coats

First-year students at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis participated Aug. 16 in the traditional White Coat ceremony — a rite of passage that welcomes future physicians to the school and the medical profession.

In addition to receiving their white coats at the Eric P. Newman Education Center on the Medical Campus, the 124 new medical students — 62 women and 62 men from 10 countries and 31 U.S. states — recited an oath promising honesty and integrity. They wrote the oath as a class.

To read the oath, view more photos from the White Coat ceremony and find out more about the new class, visit

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