MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The 82 students in the West Virginia University School of Dentistry Class of 2016 celebrated their transition from the preclinical to clinical stages of their careers at the School’s 15th Annual Clinic Induction Ceremony on Saturday, Sept.13 at the WVU Health Sciences Center.
The Clinic Induction Ceremony is designed to help students reaffirm their professional commitment. It symbolizes the students’ unequivocal commitment to excellence in patient care.
“The Clinic Induction Ceremony, which we also refer to as the White Coat Ceremony, is when we first honor and embrace our young men and women into the fraternity of clinical dentistry, and together celebrate this singular momentous event that marks their beginning of providing comprehensive patient care,” Anthony “Tom” Borgia, D.D.S., interim dean of the WVU School of Dentistry, said. “This hallmark day will truly remain with them throughout their entire professional careers.”