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White Coat Ceremony 2019

Date: 29 Aug 2019

The School of Optometry held the White Coat Ceremony 2019 on 29 August, in which 35 Year 4 students in optometry took the optometric oath to uphold professional ethics and conducts throughout their clinical placement and career. Under the witness of faculty members, mentors and peers, the Year 4 students were conferred white coats by their academic advisors, which signify their entrance into the eye care profession.

Prof. Maurice Yap, Chair Professor of Optometry and K.B. Woo Family Professor in Optometry, remarked that the ceremony marks the beginning of clinical training where students would participate in looking after real patients. Students had been learning knowledge and skills. From now on, students would use these knowledge and skills to help people. By putting on this white coat, students would be seen as a member and a representative of the Optometry profession. This white coat attracts instant trust and respect.

The White Coat Ceremony has been organized since 2015 which aims to highlight the symbolic importance of the white coat for a clinician. The fourth year optometry students will start their clinical training in future two years after the ceremony.

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Prof. Maurice Yap delivers the opening remarks.
☉ Prof. Maurice Yap delivers the opening remarks.

Students take the optometric oath.
☉ Students take the optometric oath.

Group photo at the White Coat Ceremony 2019.
☉ Group photo at the White Coat Ceremony 2019.