On September 19, 2014, second-year medical students from McGill University participated in the “Donning the Healer’s Habit” ceremony, a McGill tradition since 2001, whereby students receive their white coat – a symbol of the professional responsibilities they will assume in their clinical life.

Dr. Paul Grand’Maison, Professor of Family Medicine at l’Université de Sherbrooke, delivered the ceremony’s keynote address “A hand holding another hand”, which stressed the important role of the human side of medicine, using the touching personal story of his wife’s experience battling cancer as the basis to convey his message.

Students were called up individually to receive their white coats, following which the Class recited the oath in which they pledge allegiance to core values of the profession.

Click here to view the recording of the 2014 White Coat Ceremony
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