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The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine celebrates the many milestones in a medical student’s educational training while in school. Some of the ceremonies/events include:
Election to Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) is an honor signifying a lasting commitment to professionalism, leadership, scholarship, research, and community service. A lifelong honor, membership in the society confers recognition for a physician’s dedication to the profession and art of healing. Membership in AOA may be attained as a medical student and each school may elect up to 20% of the graduating class.
Third-year medical students are nominated and winners are inducted into Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) at the annual Recognition and Induction Ceremony and dinner. GHHS members will design and implement
a service project during the fourth year. The faculty recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine award and the resident winners of the Humanism and Excellence in Teaching award are also inducted into GHHS.
The College of Medicine Honors Day is an annual ceremony held in May when members of the graduating class are hooded, signifying the completion of their studies for the Doctor of Medicine degree.
In March, the College of Medicine celebrates with its senior medical students and students across the country as they learn where they will go to receive specialty training in their chosen field.
The Student Clinician Ceremony, founded by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, is designed to recognize the important transition to third-year clinical rotations. The ceremony celebrates this milestone while addressing some of
the inherent challenges. There is an emphasis on the importance of practicing humanism in medicine and professionalism. Students recite the class Oath of Professionalism taken during the White Coat Ceremony.
The College of Medicine welcomes new students at the start of each academic year. This ceremony includes recitation of a student oath and the presentation of a white coat to each student as a symbol of entry into the medical profession.
Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) Honor Medical Society Angie Glankler513firstname.lastname@example.org
Gold Humanism Honor SocietyLaura Malosh, PhD513email@example.com
Honors DayCarrie Martin513firstname.lastname@example.org
Match DayAngie Glankler513email@example.com
Student Clinician CeremonyCarrie Martin513firstname.lastname@example.org
White Coat CeremonyCarrie Martin513email@example.com
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