DR. AUGUSTINE M.K. CHOI: Today is a very exciting day. You're receiving your white coats, and joining a rich tradition of excellence in Weill Cornell Medicine that stretches back 120 years. Welcome to our culture, and welcome to our family.
NIVITA SHARMA: My name is Nivita Sharma. I'm from Kennesaw, Georgia, and I went to undergrad at the University of Georgia. I'm feeling amazing. I can't believe this day is finally here. I've been dreaming about it since I was 12 years old.
I fell in love with Weill Cornell Medicine in the very first hour of my interview. I walked out of my interview feeling like, this is exactly where I want to be.
AMBER HAMILTON: My name is Amber Hamilton. I'm from New York. And I went to the University of Pennsylvania for undergrad. I'm feeling good. I just got my white coat. I just got my stethoscope. Like, it's a good day. So I chose Weill Cornell Medicine because I've been a patient here myself so many times. Being taken care of somewhere, it's an unparalleled feeling, and I feel very compelled to be back here and return the favor and take care of patients the same way that I was taken care of here.
NICK VERNICE: My name is Nick Vernice. I'm from Garden City, New York. And I went to Dartmouth. I am looking towards surgery. I'm actually a member of the Pre-Op Program for the Class of 2022, which is a program unique to Weill Cornell, which I'm really excited about. So I'll be looking at different types of surgical specialties. And I'm really over the moon.
PAMELA: My name is Pamela [? Campion. ?] I'm from the Bronx, New York, and I graduated from Cornell University. The White Coat Ceremony means everything to me. I grew up in a low-income home, and I went to public school all my life. So even getting to this point is just an accomplishment, not only for me, for my family, for the people that grow up in a situation like mine and didn't think that they could make it to this point. So it's a very monumental moment in my life.
DANIEL: My name is Daniel [? Yuen. ?] I'm from Ann Arbor, Michigan, and I went to the University of Michigan. I want to become a doctor because there's so much importance in medicine to me. I have a lot of family who are physicians, and I just want to be part of that tradition. And I feel like being able to help someone in need is one of the most truly rewarding experiences that one can have.
SOPHIE: My name is Sophie. I'm from Queens, New York, and I went to the University of Pennsylvania. Growing up, my grandpa was a pediatrician. I loved watching him taking care of patients, seeing that kind of interaction. It's not just about school and learning, but it's also about, like, growing into adulthood and growing into the kind of physician you want to be.
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Weill Cornell Medicine welcomes the incoming Class of 2022 by helping them don their white coats.