The White Coat Ceremony will be webcast live on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 5:30PM AST (4:30PM EST) via AUC’s YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/aucvideo
January 2022 Class
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine welcomes the January 2022 Class to our time-honored White Coat Ceremony. This event marks the entree of matriculating students into the profession and commemorates the high standards of medicine. In the presence of friends and families, students are cloaked by deans and faculty members in their first white coat—a symbol of the trust being bestowed upon them to carry on the tradition of doctoring—and led through the Modern Oath of Physicians.
The ceremony will feature a keynote address by alumni Drs. Olga Aleksandrova and Andrew Pleener (Class of 2014). Drs. Aleksandrova and Pleener were vacationing in Sint Maarten this past September when Hurricane Irma struck. They sheltered with students at faculty on AUC's campus and set up a makeshift hospital to provide medical care and conduct rescue missions. Dr. Aleksandrova is an internal medicine physician at Island Medical Specialists in Staten Island, NY and Dr. Pleener is a PGY-3 psychiatry resident at Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) in Staten Island, NY.
Directly following the ceremony, students and their guests are invited to attend a dinner reception at Porto Cupecoy Marina. Shuttle transportation will be provided.
Monday, January 15, 2018 at 5:30PM AST (4:30PM EST)
Main Auditorium (Building 2)
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
1 University Drive at Jordan Road
Cupecoy, Sint Maarten
Participants and guests are invited to attend a dinner reception at Porto Cupecoy Marina immediately following the ceremony
Each student will be photographed in their white coat and in front of the university’s emblem. Photographs will be uploaded and made available to all students after the event.