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KIU Western Campus New Medical Students Gear up for The White Coat Ceremony


KIU, Western Campus – The Association of Medical Students of Kampala International University (AMSKIU) is gearing up for the White Coat Ceremony, a ritual in medical school that welcomes new medical students to university.

The event, which will take place on Tuesday, March 29, is being held under the theme, “Keeping Health Care Human” and will take place in the Conference Hall of KIU Teaching Hospital.

AMSKIU has invited the Minister of Health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng as the Chief Guest and the brains behind popular COVID-19 treatment herbal medicine, Dr. Patrick Ogwang as the Guest Speaker, though the two are yet to confirm their attendance.

According to the Public Relations Officer for AMSKIU Oscar Melvin Gumisiriza, the preparations for the event are almost finished.

“The preparations are in high gear and we expect a huge turn up,” Gumisiriza said.

“We have invited people from the political, academic and business spheres, including most of our professors and administrators,” he added.

The White Coat Ceremony at KIU Western Campus has not been held since 2020 (as seen in the picture) because of COVID-19.

The white coat ceremony is a ritual in some schools of medicine and other health-related fields that marks the student's transition from the study of preclinical to clinical health sciences and it is a practice observed the world over.