Events for 2017-2018
We organize community volunteering events, programming workshops at different levels of medical education, and of course select the next cohort of humanistic physician leaders!
Patterson Park Clean-Up
student clinician's ceremony
JUNE 30th, 2017
In the 3rd year, students begin seeing patients alongside doctors and residents as they gain experience in primary care and medical specialties. The Student Clinician’s Ceremony aims to address some of the anxiety felt by students entering this transitional period by providing insight, and discussing fears and expectations. During the Student Clinician’s Ceremony, students receive professionalism pins to wear on their white coats as a constant reminder of their duty to their patients and their profession and agree to follow the Charter on Professionalism.
Dr. Gens, famous among students during the 2 week trauma rotation, spoke about the true meaning of being a doctor. Dean Reece, Vice Presient of Medical Affairs, John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor, also addressed the class with his “10 commandments” for being a compassionate, caring and quality physician. A special thanks goes out to the Medical Alumni Association and Office of Student Affairs for their support of the event.
"This is what we came for. It is a true privilege to take all of that knowledge, all of those days and nights of study, and apply it. I am both excited and saddened. Excited because I get to make that difference I came to create. Saddened because this is the point in my career where I will likely have the most diversity and sheer volume of knowledge. I may not know what each day will bring, but I am certainly prepared for it."
-Milton Gholston (far right)
"The transition from preclinical to clinical years is slightly anxiety-inducing but nonetheless, exciting! It is truly an honor to begin working with members of the Baltimore community and beyond, and I look forward to making an impact, one patient at a time."
-Kiondra Fisher (2nd from right)
"The student-clinician ceremony legitimized the honor and privilege we have as third-year medical students to be part of the medical team. While we don't yet have the knowledge or skills to be major team players, we do have the ability to sit with and listen to our patients and provide them with a sense of comfort and belonging."
-Patrick O'Neil (2nd from left)