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White Coat Ceremony

The UofSC School of Medicine Greenville White Coat Ceremony celebrates an important milestone in the lives of our first-year medical students. During the ceremony, students pledge their commitment to the profession and to the health of the patients they will serve. Students also receive their white coats, a symbol of their entry into the medical profession.




Class of 2025 White Coat Ceremony

White Coat Ceremony, currently scheduled for
September 18, 2021, will be postponed until the spring of 2022, with a specific date to be determined.

 


Guest Speaker

Dr. Meenu Jindal

Dr. Meenu Jindal

Dr. Meenu Jindal is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville.

She grew up in India, moved to United States after her medical school education and pursued Internal Medicine residency at the Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia. She began her academic career at Mercer as a faculty and quickly realized that her passion lied in teaching and working with the students and residents. Since moving to Greenville in 2005, she has nurtured this passion in several roles. She has been the core Internal Medicine faculty with the department of Medicine for last 15 years, has served as the Medical Director of Internal Medicine Clinic for last 10 years and has been the Clinical faculty for the Integrated Practice of Medicine Course at the Uof SC School of Medicine Greenville since the School’s foundation. She strives to create a highly positive educational environment for all learners. Her research interests include patient centered communication, shared decision making, motivational interviewing for behavior change and chronic disease management for underserved populations. She creates opportunities for several quality improvement endeavors and research projects in collaboration with research colleagues from UofSC and Clemson. SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) implementation for substance use disorder, motivational interviewing training for health care providers, group-based patient empowerment for diabetes control, ‘exercise is medicine’ program implementation, mindfulness for physical inactivity, depression and opioid use disorder, and shared decision making for colorectal cancer screening are some of her notable projects. She has received funding from SAMHSA, American Cancer Society and The Greenville Health Authority. Her work has led to several scholarly opportunities for students and residents culminating in presentations as well as manuscripts. She has been inducted to the AOA Honors Medical Society and has received numerous awards, including the Leonard Towe Humanism in Medicine award presented by the UofSC SOMG class of 2016, the Most Outstanding Faculty Member Award from the residents in the dept. of Medicine, Conscious Leadership Award by UofSC SOMG, Primary Care Excellence in Teaching Award, Clinical Sciences Faculty of the Year Award, Outstanding Clinical Role Model Award and Clinical Mentorship, Education and Service Excellence Award. Her hobbies include cooking, exercise, reading and watching sports with her family and friends.

COVID-19 Precautions

This event has limited capacity and all guests are required to wear masks and keep distanced from other parties. We highly recommend that all family members and their guests arrive and enter together so they all can be seated at the same time.


Faculty Attire

Faculty are asked to wear white coats.

We hope you will join us for the Class of 2025 White Coat Ceremony


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