37th Fall Convocation and White Coat & Pinning Ceremony
Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 | 10:00 a.m.
The 2021 Fall Convocation will bring together the Morehouse School of Medicine President and CEO, Executive Vice President and Dean, and the Board of Trustees. They will be joined by our academic and institutional leadership, faculty, and alumni for a memorable event focused entirely on our students. The event represents the beginning of their academic circle of life.
At Morehouse School of Medicine, Convocation recognizes and celebrates the incoming class of students, and serves as the official kickoff of the new academic year. It is a pivotal time and transformational experience for the first-year students who represent our Doctor of Medicine, Physician Assistant Studies, Graduate Education in Biological Sciences and Master of Public Health programs.
Included in the proceedings is the time-honored tradition of the White Coat and Pinning Ceremony. Incoming Master of Public Health students receive blue blazers and pins symbolizing their entrance into a field dedicated to protecting the public health and welfare of our communities. First-year Doctor of Medicine and Physician Assistant students receive their white coats, and Graduate Education in Biological Sciences students are fitted with their lab coats as symbols of the trust bestowed upon them as they carry on the noble traditions of medicine and science. The Graduate Education in Biological Sciences students also receive pins.
During this unprecedented time, we will continue to deploy protocols to safeguard the health and safety of our students. Thus, only students and the relevant leaders and faculty will be present in the NCPC Auditorium. However, this year’s Convocation will be livestreamed via YouTube to allow family and friends to watch the proceedings.
About our Convocation Speaker
Ngozi F. Anachebe, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Admissions & Student Affairs, Morehouse School of Medicine
Dr. Ngozi F. Anachebe is a board-certified Obstetrician Gynecologist and holds the faculty rank of Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Morehouse School of Medicine. She was most recently appointed to the role of Senior Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs.
Dr. Anachebe, who began her medical career at Morehouse School of Medicine as a student, has served the Morehouse School of Medicine family for more than 20 years in progressive leadership roles. She has served as Chief Resident, Ob/Gyn Clerkship Director, Assistant and Associate Dean for Admissions, Student Affairs and Undergraduate Medical Education. Dr. Anachebe received her medical education, internship, and residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Morehouse School of Medicine. Read full bio
MSM Learning Communities
All incoming students are grouped into learning communities, student-led and mentor-facilitated educational sessions that take place in a supportive team environment.
Making a Commitment
As they take the next step in their journey to becoming physicians, scientists, researchers, public health leaders and other health professionals, our entering students make a verbal commitment during the ceremony, dedicating themselves to upholding the highest professional and ethical standards.
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