WHITE COAT CEREMONY
The White Coat Ceremony is a time-honored event that marks the official entrance of matriculating AUC students into medical school and the medical profession. In the presence of family and friends, students receive their first white coat—a symbol of bestowed trust to carry on the tradition of doctoring.
A TRADITION TO WELCOME INCOMING MD STUDENTS TO AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF THE CARIBBEAN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND THE MEDICAL PROFESSION.
WHITE COAT CEREMONY
Monday, May 29, 2023
AUC School of Medicine invites you to join our White Coat Ceremony on Monday, May 29, 2023. This time-honored event marks your official entrance into medical school and your commitment to the profession of medicine. We look forward to celebrating this important tradition with you.
White Coat Ceremony Information
I’ll always look back on my time at AUC as some of the best years of my life. It is where I was given the opportunity to pursue my passion and where I met friends who would become more like family. All the while living in one of the most beautiful places!Dr. Adarsh Shukla (’14)
Dr. Shukla was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. Dr. Shukla attended AUC for medical school and graduated in 2014. He went on to complete a residency in physical medicine & rehabilitation at the Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center followed by a fellowship in intervention pain management, also at Penn State. During his time in training, Dr. Shukla presented at multiple national conferences and was published as a first author in the peer reviewed journal, Pain Medicine. He also served as chief fellow of his pain management fellowship program.
Following training, Dr. Shukla returned to his hometown of Chicago, IL where he joined Midwest Anesthesia & Pain Specialists as an attending provider. In his current role he has the opportunity to treat patient’s with pain of all different sources using the most up to date treatments and interventions learned in training. Dr. Shukla credits AUC for providing him with the opportunity and tools to pursue his passion and serve his home community.
As a successful AUC alumnus, Dr. Shukla is very committed to staying involved with AUC and mentoring future generations of AUC graduates. He served as a clinical education fellow for one year after graduating and is currently involved with the AUC Engage program as a mentor for those interested in PM&R or pain management.