It’s the high point of the first semester: the White Coat Ceremony.

Students in the matriculating class don the White Coat and recite the Hippocratic Oath—words and a simple piece of clothing that symbolize the promise and responsibility of their chosen profession.

At Saba University School of Medicine, the White Coat Ceremony took place on Friday September 2, with Associate Dean Michael B. Laskowski and Assistant Deans Roger J. Young and Lockie McGehee Johnson guiding a room full of students through the formal start of their medical education--and what is likely to be THE journey of their lives.