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  1. r_salis

    r_salis SDN Supa-Mod Emmetrope Moderator Emeritus

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    Which schools do white coat ceremonies?

    I'll start with the schools I know:

    SUNY -- no
    PCO -- yes (just started)
  2. I-Ball

    I-Ball OD WANNABE

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    Hmmm, what's a white coat ceremony?
  3. Eyegirl2k7

    Eyegirl2k7 Bridget Jones here

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    ICO--today, in fact.
  4. cpw

    cpw It's a boy !!! Moderator Emeritus

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    list time !!

    SUNY -- no
    PCO --- yes (just started)
    ICO --- yes
    UHCO --- yes, after clinical competency exam 2nd year.
  5. cpw

    cpw It's a boy !!! Moderator Emeritus

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    it's where the school officially welcomes to you a medical profession by giving you the white coat. UHCO gets them embroidered with your name and sews the school emblem on them for you (they're really nice)
  6. I-Ball

    I-Ball OD WANNABE

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    Wow, cool. I want a white coat. lol, Congrats to all of those getting their coats!!! :thumbup:
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    we're having our white coat ceremony at SCCO on 9/21
  8. r_salis

    r_salis SDN Supa-Mod Emmetrope Moderator Emeritus

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    (c'mon people, list format! ;) )

    ICO --- yes
    PCO --- yes (just started)
    SCCO --- yes
    SUNY --- no
    UHCO --- yes, after clinical competency exam 2nd year.
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    The white coat given in optometry school is just a consolation price for you to make you believe you are a doctor. Shame on the administration for lying to you all.
  10. cpw

    cpw It's a boy !!! Moderator Emeritus

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    the above user was served a warning which he refused to heed..... this is why he was banned.

    Thanks to the rest of you for contributing positively to this forum :)
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    Whenever I see the UHCO students walking around the building wearing their white coats I always think, "man I can't wait to be doing that!"
  12. cpw

    cpw It's a boy !!! Moderator Emeritus

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    you will be simi... :) once you're there it goes SO FAST !
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    the white coat ceremony is so depressing! :mad:
  14. r_salis

    r_salis SDN Supa-Mod Emmetrope Moderator Emeritus

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    Why?
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    what about at NEWENCO? do we have that as well?!
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    because i need to repeat first year :mad:
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    hi,

    NEWENCO has orientation this thurs. and fri.

    I'll ask and find out.....

    p.s My gut feeling is that NEWENCO does NOT have a white coat ceremony,
    I say this b/c I've seen the pictures of alumni O.D's at graduation and they were not wearing a white coat....
  18. cpw

    cpw It's a boy !!! Moderator Emeritus

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    at graduation you wear the traditional black gown with turquoise hood.
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    johnstoner Ben Franklin on Hashish

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    don't understand why this person would be banned by making this statement. I think everyone is entitled to their opinions and comments regardless of how it may be percieved by others. minus any profanity of course.
  20. cpw

    cpw It's a boy !!! Moderator Emeritus

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    because he made FIFTEEN iflammatory statements in this and other pre-professional forums slamming any person who wasn't an MD. He had nothing constructive to contribute. I don't mind disucssing and debate.. but when it's nothing but insults... it has to stop. the user was warned.. didn't stop.. .and was therefore banned. All users are warned to cease and desist before banning for the most part.

    that is all ...
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    I think all optometry schools should start doing white coat ceremonies.

    If optometrists wear white coats in their profession, the ceremony would mark the start of it all, MD or not. Its funny how some of these "MD" people can't handle the MD title and have to be kids about it. You guys remind me of little boys who brag at school that their dad is a police officer or something.
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    I'm not really sure how many ODs actually wear white coats in practice. I don't, nor does my wife or any of the ODs we're familiar with. Personally I think its a little pretentious, besides if you work with kids at all, I would suggest you don't wear a white coat. That said, this year at PUCO the current third years as a class voted to make white coats mandatory in clinic so they had a ceremony just before the started clinic.
  23. rpames

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    In a large clinic, like in schools, I think the lab coat is a good idea. That way you can tell who's a "doc" and who's a patient. My father never had a white coat in his practice (32 years) until I started at ICO and told him we had a white coat ceremony. I have no idea why he started, I'll probably change that once I start practicing with him.

    The funny thing is that the coat he had when he was in school is the coat he puts on if he is painting or something and does not want it get the rest of his cloths dirty. :laugh:
  24. I-Ball

    I-Ball OD WANNABE

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    One of the OD's I shadowed a while back wore a white coat but I don't think any other doctor in his office did. Personal choice I guess.
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    Does color matter? I've seen some OD's wear a grey coat or a blue coat. Is that the same thing as a white coat?
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    ICO --- yes
    PCO --- yes (just started)
    PUCO --- yes (just started)
    SCCO --- yes
    SUNY --- no
    UHCO --- yes, after clinical competency exam 2nd year.
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    in the real world with optometry techs/receptionists wear scrubs, lab staff, and opticians wearing white coats I really don't think it causes the OD to stand out.
  28. drbizzaro

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    that's quite a repulsive thing to say
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    Why are so many three and four year old threads being brought back to life lately?
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    apparently this guy doesn't have a life.
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    Well neither do I, so that's no excuse.
  32. iiiimonica

    iiiimonica 4 eyes on me

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    UC Berkeley---yes, before summer clinic of 3rd year (btw 2nd-3rd year)
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    Yeah, it's an old thread, but I might as well add in UMSL.

    Yes, same as UHCO - after clinical competency exam 2nd year.
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    Actually SUNY does have a white coat ceremony, I think they started either this year or last year.
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    my white coat cermeony was awesome. I got it in the mail and I tried it on. My mom said I looked chubby in it.
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    iiiimonica 4 eyes on me

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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    everyone knows white is an unflattering color:)

    too funny!
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    NECO (formally known as NEWENCO) does have a white coat ceremony.... during your second year.... You get a notebook (clinical notebook) ceremony during first year.
  38. Opt2010

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    Funny how it's a white coat ceremony but you have to buy your own white coat @ SUNY of course...
  39. alohaknight1

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    Add Nova to the list also. We do ours in first year.
  40. gioiarioia

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    SCO has a White Coat ceremony as well.
    Held during first year.
  41. EyeBaller

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    Correct.. started with c/o 2009
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    UAB has a white coat ceremony. I'm a 1st year and we just got our coats last week. We got them early to have them dry cleaned and we return them july 16th the day of our ceremony. I think it's a great idea to have white coats because it looks much more professional to the patients that come in the clinic during our 3rd and 4th years. I think MD's need to get over their anger towards us. We aren't trying to step on their toes, we are just doing our own thing. Most MD's that become ophthalmologists do eye surgery anyway so we should be able to work together nicely. We have one class, med neuro, with the med students and for the most part they are nice to us. I get tired of being compared so much because I personally have never wanted to be an MD. I have respect for them and I wish they would just respect us. :)
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    That's so sweet. I agree. And good luck to you this year, it will be my first year also.
  44. cpw

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    And then you get out of school... and never wear that darned thing again ! :laugh:
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    ICO --- yes
    PCO --- yes (just started)
    PUCO --- yes (just started)
    SCCO --- yes
    SUNY --- no
    UHCO --- yes, after clinical competency exam 2nd year.
    OSU --- yes (7th annual this year in '07), after 1st year. Patch bearing official college of optometry seal sewn on after clinical competency exam 2nd year.
  46. prettygreeneyes

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    Hehe... reminds me of the Boy Scouts. Learn how to tie a knot - get a patch. Learn how to do an eye exam - get a patch. :thumbup:
  47. EyeBaller

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    ICO --- yes
    PCO --- yes (just started)
    PUCO --- yes (just started)
    SCCO --- yes
    SUNY --- yes
    UHCO --- yes, after clinical competency exam 2nd year.
    OSU --- yes (7th annual this year in '07), after 1st year. Patch bearing official college of optometry seal sewn on after clinical competency exam 2nd year.
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    who really cares?
  49. r_salis

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    It's a nice rite of passage signifying your entrance into professional school.

    On the other hand, receiving your diploma is a best possible rite of passage *out* of OD school. :D
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    Well, I would agree that it's not something one would choose a school over (whether or not they have a white coat ceremony), but for the curious applicants, and more especially, those who have pride in what they do, it's a nice event for the college to put on.

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