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Student Clinician's Ceremony 


Each spring, second-year medical students at Ohio State participate in the Student Clinician's Ceremony to commemorate entrance into the clinical portion of their programs. This year’s event was held on Wednesday, April 13, 2011.

The program featured a keynote speech, reception and the announcement of recipients of the Gold Foundation’s Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award. The program also included a group recitation of the Medical School Oath, written by this year’s class expressing their commitment to excellence, professionalism, ethical behavior and compassion in ministering to the health and well being of their patients.


Faculty Teaching Awards:

Med 2 Integrated Pathway:   James Allen, MD, Internal Medicine/Pulmonary

CAPS (Clinical Analysis and Problem Solving):  Katherine Strafford, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology                      

Independent Study Program:  Mary Beth Fontana, MD, Internal Medicine/Cardiology


Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Awards:

Utkarsh Acharya, DO, Internal Medicine

Matthew Carlson, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Jeffrey Eakin, MD, Surgery

Jennifer Mejilla, DO, Neurology

Raquel Reinbolt, MD, Internal Medicine

Brian Vernau, MD, Pediatrics


This year’s class oath reads as follows:


As we enter the medical profession,

We will become members of a larger community working together for the health and well being of our patients and society.

We will strive for clinical excellence, and we will employ our skills with compassion and dignity.

We will use our individual backgrounds and our   personal ethics to enrich all of your interactions but never as a basis for malice or bias.

We will respect the efforts of our mentors and peers, and we will not hesitate to ask for their guidance when needed.

We will honor the privacy of our patients, and we will maintain confidentiality appropriate to the     doctor-patient relationship.

We will remember that to care for our patients, we must attend to our own well being in spirit, mind, and body.

We realize that medical education is a lifelong    commitment that only begins today, and we choose to accept the high standards of honesty and integrity to which society will hold us accountable.


Posted on 19-Apr-11 by Fries, Sarah
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