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Student Clinician's Ceremony - At the University of Maryland

The Student Clinician's Ceremony is meant to emphasize humanism as students learn to interact with patients in their third year of medical school. After two hard years in the classroom, students are about to enter the real work of medicine, exploring fields such as pediatrics, surgery, internal medicine, OB, psychiatry and neurology.

Students reaffirm the meaning of professionalism at the Student Clinician's Ceremony. They receive professionalism pins to wear on their white coats as a constant reminder of their duty to their patients and the profession and agree to follow the Charter on Professionalism. The ceremony is followed by two days of clinical skills workshops and small group discussion on actual cases of professionalism issues.