According to Wikipedia, "The white coat ceremony (WCC) is a relatively new ritual in some medical (both M.D. and D.O.), optometry, dental, chiropractic, occupational therapy, physical therapy, podiatric, pharmacy, physician assistant, and veterinary medical schools that marks the student's transition from the study of preclinical to clinical health sciences. At some schools, where students begin meeting patients early in their education, the white coat ceremony is held before the first year begins.
WCCs typically involve a formal "robing" or "cloaking" of students in white coats, the garb physicians have traditionally worn for over 100 years and other health professions have adopted."
TouristPads is indeed very privileged to be involved in this year's Yong Loo Lin School Of Medicine (YLL SOM), White Coat Ceremony 2012 held at the University Cultural Centre (UCC), National University Singapore (NUS). Our new iPads were engaged to take photographs of faculty, family and friends who were gracing the event. At the same time, we were given access to the (YLL SOM) Facebook page so that family and friends could post their wishes to these graduates. You can find more pictures and all the best wishes to these future doctors here.
Once again, congratulations to these outstanding students and we hope that they serve the community well in years to come!