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2022 White Coat Ceremony

Welcome, Class of 2026! On August 12, the UVA Medical Alumni Association proudly presented the 2022 White Coat Ceremony and Convocation, endowed by the Class of 1965, at Old Cabell Hall. This milestone event was attended by 151 medical students, School of Medicine faculty, and the families and friends of SMD’26 students.

Speakers at the event included: Barry Collins, executive director of the UVA Medical Alumni Association and Medical School Foundation and associate dean for medical alumni affairs; Lauren Dunavant, SMD’23, president of the School of Medicine’s Mulholland Society; Melina Kibbe, MD, dean of the School of Medicine and chief health affairs officer for UVA Health; and Meg Keeley, MD ’92, senior associate dean for education and professor of pediatrics.

White coats were presented to the students by: Laurie Archbald-Pannone, MD, Res ’05 (Dunglison College); John Densmore, MD ’95, PhD ’94, Res ’98, Fel ’01, (Hunter College); Dana Redick, MD, (Pinn College); Sean Reed, MD, Res ’07 (Reed College); and Dean Kedes, MD, PhD (Medical Scientist Training Program).

The ceremony was followed by a reception at Newcomb Hall.

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Highlights video from the UVA School of Medicine

Watch a recording of the ceremony’s livestream