Rite of passage

David Windus, MD, associate dean for medical education and professor of medicine (right), leads the School of Medicine Class of 2015 in reciting the Student Oath at the White Coat Ceremony Aug. 12 at the Eric P. Newman Education Center. The 121 students who as a class wrote the oath for the ceremony, donned their new white coats, a longtime symbol of the medical profession. Gladys Tse, MD, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, was the keynote speaker, telling the first-year students that good physicians often have a “disaster personality,” or one that allows them to be confident in times of crisis.