Fifty-nine Medical students of the St. Vincent Campus and also the Dominica Campus will receive their White Coats when the All Saints University, College of Medicine holds a White Coat Ceremony tomorrow, Saturday, April 14, 2018.
The ceremony takes place at the Arnos Vale Campus, beginning at 4pm.
The donning of the White Coat by Medical students represents the transition of fourth semester students from the Basic Sciences to the Clinical phase of the MD (Doctor of Medicine) programme.
The ceremony will hear addresses from: Dr. Terrence Marcelle, Executive Dean of All Saints University, College of Medicine; Saboto Caesar, Minister of Agriculture, Labour, Forestry, Fisheries and Rural Transformation; Cecil Mc Kie, Minister of Tourism, Sports and Culture, and Parliamentary Representative for West St. George; Luke Browne, Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment; St. Clair Prince, Minister of Education, National Reconciliation and Information; Dr. Charles Woods, Medical Director of the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital and a representative each of the SVG Class and the Dominica Class.
The three top students of each campus will receive Scholarship Awards, and there will also be the naming of students of both campuses to the Dean’s List.
All Saints University, College of Medicine, commenced operations here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in September 2011 at Belair, with an additional Campus established at Arnos Vale in 2016.
All operations of the Dominica Campus of All Saints University, College of Medicine, were transferred to St. Vincent and the Grenadines at the end of September 2017, as a consequence of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, to allow approximately 400 students of that particular Campus to continue their Medical Education.