||The University of Pennsylvania School
of Medicine’s Entering Class of 2006 “White
Coat Ceremony” and Recitation of the Hippocratic Oath
The 151 members of Penn's
incoming class of medical students hailing from 26 states
and 57 colleges from around the country will be presented
with the traditional “white coat” and also recite
the Hippocratic Oath to mark the official beginning of their
||Arthur H. Rubenstein, MBBCh, Executive Vice
President of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System
and Dean of the School of Medicine, will give the keynote address
“On Being a Doctor.”
Gail Morrison, MD, Vice Dean for Education
and Director of the Office of Academic Programs ,will present
the incoming class of medical students with their white coats.
||Friday, August 11, 2006
3 - 5 p.m.
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PENN Medicine is a $2.9 billion enterprise
dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical
research, and high-quality patient care. PENN Medicine consists
of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (founded in
1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of
Pennsylvania Health System.
Penn's School of Medicine is ranked #2 in the nation for receipt
of NIH research funds; and ranked #3 in the nation in U.S.News &
World Report's most recent ranking of top research-oriented medical
schools. Supporting 1,400 fulltime faculty and 700 students, the
School of Medicine is recognized worldwide for its superior education
and training of the next generation of physician-scientists and
leaders of academic medicine.
The University of Pennsylvania Health System includes three
hospitals [Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, which is
consistently ranked one of the nation's few "Honor Roll"
hospitals by U.S.News & World Report; Pennsylvania Hospital,
the nation's first hospital; and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center];
a faculty practice plan; a primary-care provider network; two multispecialty
satellite facilities; and home care and hospice.