Cheever, assistant dean for Student Affairs, assists
Rebecca Thobaben, a member of the
class of 2008, with her white coat.
Ky. (August 6, 2004) -- The 103
members of the University of Kentucky College
of Medicine’s Class of 2008 marked the beginning
of their medical education Aug. 6 at UK’s Singletary
Center for the Arts.
During the ceremony, UK medical students received
their first white coats, which they will wear while
seeing patients. The first-year students took a “Pledge
of Professionalism for Students of Medicine,” promising
a relationship of compassion and respect with patients,
teachers and colleagues.
UK’s Medical Alumni Association co-sponsored
the annual ceremony, which is designed to encourage
humanism in medicine. The speakers at the event were
Jay A. Perman, dean, UK College of Medicine, and
D. Kay Clawson, acting assistant dean for admissions,
UK College of Medicine.
Faculty, staff and medical students welcomed the
new class during a reception immediately following
The class consists of 42 women and 61 men, including
seven African Americans and 10 Asian students. Eighty-six
are Kentucky residents.