WHITE COAT CEREMONY 2019                          

Date : 19.10.2019

Venue : Founder’s Hall , VMSDC.

The White Coat Ceremony welcomes those embarking on a medical and dental career to the community of physicians by giving them this powerful symbol of compassion and honor. This ritual involves a formal   “robing” marking the students’ transition from preclinical to clinical setting where they will practice and perfect their dental techniques under the watchful eye of the faculty .

The White coat ceremony for III BDS students was held at Founder’s Hall, Vinayaka Mission’s Sankarachariyar Dental College, Salem on 19.10.2019. Dr. Priya. K, Reader, Department of Periodontology was the Co-ordinator of the program .

The ceremony started at 10:45 am with a prayer song. The Chief guest for the ceremony was Prof. Dr. P. Shanmugam , Dean , VMKV Medical College and Hospital, Salem, guest of honour was Mr. N. Ramaswamy , Director, VMRF (DU). Dr. Priya. K welcomed everyone and briefed about the purpose of White coat ceremony to the gathering .Welcome address was given by Principal Prof. Dr. J. Baby John.

Chief Guest in his speech emphasised the importance of white coat to the students and their responsibilities towards patients and society . Then new white coats were distributed to the students , the interns cloaked their juniors in new white coats .

Dr. V. Suresh Kumar, Vice Principal Student Affairs , read the Hippocratic oath and the students repeated the oath after him. Vote of thanks was proposed by  Dr. B. Sekar, Head of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.

              Staffs, parents, III BDS students and Interns attended the function. Refreshments were served after the program.