The Student Clinician's Ceremony (SCC) is a transitional experience designed to provide guidance, information and support to medical students beginning their clerkships. The ceremony underscores the challenges and imperatives to providing humanistic care to patients at the same time as they are pressed to demonstrate high standards of skill performance. During the ceremony, students revisit the oath taken during the White Coat Ceremony.
The ceremony also recognizes outstanding residents through the Gold Foundation's Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award.
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation is a public, not-for-profit organization established in 1988 by Drs. Arnold and Sandra Gold, several colleagues at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, as well as dedicated community leaders and philanthropists. Through funds raised by the Foundation for programs, significant advances have been made in the development, implementation, evaluation and replication of educational experiences that influence the way a physician is trained, from the very first day of medical school through residency training.