Central Philippine University

By Thresha Marie R. Gallos, BACOMM 4- Centralian Link Intern

CPU College Of Medical Laboratory Science (CMLS) 2nd White Coat and Pinning Ceremony at the Rose Memorial Auditorium on May 21, 2024.

In a heartwarming display of tradition, excellence, and camaraderie, the CPU College Of Medical Laboratory Science (CMLS) held its 2nd White Coat and Pinning Ceremony, honoring the distinguished Batch Arete on May 21, 2024. The event, held in the Rose Memorial Auditorium, marked a significant milestone as they transitioned into the clinical phase of their education.

The White Coat Ceremony is a time-honored rite of passage in the medical field, symbolizing the transition from preclinical studies to the practical application of medical knowledge in clinical settings. It represents a commitment to professionalism, ethics, and compassionate patient care. Paired with the Pinning Ceremony, where each student receives a pin adorned with the emblem of the institution, it becomes a symbol of pride and belonging within the medical community.

The atmosphere was charged with excitement and anticipation as Batch Arete, adorned in their crisp white coats, gathered with faculty members, esteemed guests, and proud family and friends. The stage was adorned with banners and emblems, reflecting the ethos of CPU-CMLS and the values it instills in its students.

Dr. Elena Rodriguez, Dean of the CPU College Of Medical Laboratory Science (CMLS), delivered an inspiring message, highlighting the significance of the occasion and the responsibilities that accompany the privilege of wearing the white coat. She emphasized the importance of empathy, integrity, and lifelong learning in the journey towards becoming competent and compassionate healthcare providers.

As the ceremony progressed, each member of Batch Arete was called to the stage to receive their white coat and pin. With each coat draped over their shoulders and each pin affixed to their lapel, there was a palpable sense of pride and accomplishment radiating from the students. For many, it marked the culmination of years of hard work, sacrifice, and dedication.

In addition to the ceremonial aspects, the event featured speeches from guest speakers who shared their insights and experiences from their own journeys in the medical field. These words of wisdom served to inspire and motivate the students as they embarked on this new phase of their education.

The ceremony concluded with a solemn oath-taking ceremony, where Batch Arete pledged their commitment to uphold the highest standards of professionalism, ethics, and patient care. With hands raised and hearts full of determination, they vowed to serve their communities with compassion, empathy, and excellence.

As the applause echoed through the auditorium and proud smiles illuminated the faces of family and friends, it was evident that the CMLS 2nd White Coat and Pinning Ceremony for Batch Arete was not just a symbolic gesture, but a celebration of the promise and potential embodied by these future healthcare leaders. With their white coats as their armor and their pins as their badge of honor, Batch Arete now stands ready to embark on their noble journey of healing, service, and discovery.