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White Coat Ceremony Recap

Three students at the 2026 OD White Coat Ceremony.
Dr. Mika Moy, Dr. Dean Flanagan, and Dr. Chris Wilmer at the Class of 2026 White Coat Ceremony.
A student speaker at the Class of 2026 White Coat Ceremony.
White Coats completing their Optometric Oath.
Four White Coats at the Class of 2026 Ceremony.
Congratulations to the Class of 2026!

The Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science hosted the Class of 2026 White Coat ceremony on August 19, 2022. The celebration, which is attended by family and friends, faculty, staff, and fellow students, is highlighted by the presentation of the white clinic jacket to each student, followed by a group recitation of the Berkeley Optometric Oath.

This practice, which began at Columbia University in 1993, serves as a way to acknowledge our OD students commitment to strive for clinical excellence in order to deliver the best care to your patients, with compassion and empathy.

Congratulations all, and welcome!