Student Managed Community Health Assessment
- 13th September, 2019
Texila American University is proud to announce that on Friday, 13th September, 2019, 33 of our medical students were presented with white lab coats, the traditional attire of healthcare professionals around the world. The coats, bearing the TAU logo were presented at the ceremony held at our state-of-the-art campus located in Providence, Georgetown. The keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Navindranauth Rambaran, Chairperson of Medical Council of Guyana.
Other speakers included
Dr. Hugh Duckworth, Chief Academic Officer; Dr. Jeffrey Antonio, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Dr. Dheeraj Bansal, Dean, College of Medicine. The ceremony commenced with each student reciting the Hippocratic Oath, acknowledging their commitment to serve humanity with honour, compassion, and dignity, after which a white medical coat was draped upon the students’ shoulders. The white coat marks their induction into the medical profession and symbolizes a vow to provide comprehensive and compassionate patient care; the oath to define each patient as a person and not their illness, and the promise to keep the patient’s best interest at heart.
Dr. Jeffrey Antonio spoke about the significance and importance of the White Coat Ceremony while Dr. Dheeraj Bansal introduced the faculty members of the College of Medicine and shared some words of encouragement as the students progressed into their MD level. The white coat was placed on each student’s shoulders by the Chief Guest, Chairperson of Medical Council Guyana, Dr. Navindranauth Rambaran and Dr. Dheeraj Bansal.
The diverse class has a 54 to 46 % female to male ratio with students hailing from 10 different countries across the Caribbean, Africa, and Indian subcontinent.
We at Texila American University would like to extend our warm wishes to all students as they formally begin their medical journey with the institution. The ceremony not only marks the beginning of a medical career but also the vow to become a lifelong pupil as a physician.