MY WHITE COAT MEANS A PROMISE
As a United States Army Officer, I swore an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States. When I received my white coat, I swore another oath, the Hippocratic Oath. Both of these are grounded in service; to the nation and to my patients. To me, the white coat is the physical embodiment of both of these obligations. Every time I put on the white coat, I am reminded of a solemn promise shared by all men and women who serve a purpose greater than themselves.
-John Solak, 2LT, US Army; MD Candidate, Class of 2020