White Coat Ceremony: Call to the Profession

Posted on Friday, September 3, 2021

September 10, 2021

Picture of a white coat

In September, newly admitted medical students will attend the White Coat Ceremony: Call to the Profession, wherein they will recite the professional oath and receive their white coat. This event will mark their entry into the profession, which symbolizes the highest standards of professional behaviour expected in academic and clinical settings, as guided by the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine’s core values.

This year, the ceremony will take place virtually to welcome our students to the Faculty, in accordance with the guidelines put in place by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Ottawa Public Health.

White Coat Ceremony: Call to the Profession


Time Description
2:00 p.m. Ceremony Begins
2:01 p.m. National Anthem, Ô Canada
2:03 p.m.

Opening of Ceremony & Dean’s Address

  • Dr. Bernard Jasmin, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine
2:08 p.m.

Introduction of Vice-Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

  • Dr. Bernard Jasmin
2:10 p.m.

Vice-Dean’s Address

  • Dr. Alain Stintzi, Vice-Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
2:15 p.m.

Graduate Studies Declaration of Professionalism (French and English)

  • Dr. Alain Stintzi
2:17 p.m.

Graduate Studies Roll Call - PhD – Alpha

  • Dr. Alain Stintzi
2:35 p.m.

Introduction of Interim Vice-Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education

  • Dr. Bernard Jasmin
2:37 p.m.

UGME Interim Vice-Dean’s Address

  • Dr. Charles Su
2:42 p.m.

MD2025 Declaration of Professionalism (French and English)

  • Dr. Charles Su
2:47 p.m.

Introduction of the Aesculapian Society President

  • Dr. Charles Su
2:48 p.m.

Aesculapian Society President’s Address

  • Gabrielle Di Lorenzo
2:53 p.m.

MD2025 Professional Oath (French and English)

  • Gabrielle Di Lorenzo
2:55 p.m.

Introduction of Assistant Dean, Admission

  • Gabrielle Di Lorenzo
2:56 p.m.

MD Program Roll Call - MD2025 – Alpha

  • Dr. Geneviève Lemay, Assistant Dean, Admission
3:20 p.m.

Closing Remarks

  • Dr. Bernard Jasmin

Click here to join the live ceremony on September 10, 2021, from 2 p.m.

Disclaimer: The information provided above may be subject to change without notice and should not be construed as a commitment by the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa.

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