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Wayne State School of Medicine

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The Wayne State University School of Medicine Clinician’s Ceremony is a key mile marker on our Highways to Excellence M.D. curriculum. This ceremonial event is held in the Spring, before the beginning of the third year of medical school.  It denotes a rite of passage for our Physicians in Training as they embark on a pivotal segment of their medical education journey: the beginning of core clinical clerkships. On clerkships, students engage in full direct patient care alongside doctors, residents, and other members of the healthcare team to learn and gain experience in primary care and medical specialties. The ceremony is coordinated with the school’s Gold Humanism Honors Society chapter underscoring the challenges and imperatives to providing compassionate, collaborative and scientifically excellent care to all patients.

​During the ceremony, Clerkship Directors present their incoming students with a symbolic gift of a stethoscope reinforcing the sacredness of the doctor-patient relationship through physician connectedness to the life heartbeat of the patient. They also receive pins to wear on their white coats as a constant reminder of their duty to their patients and their profession. The ceremony concludes with the Dean of Clinical Education leading the new class of Physicians In Training to follow the Clinician Pledge of Ethics.

 

Recognizing our students both individually and as a class by induction into the ranks of clinician marks a very unique celebratory moment for our school and the extended medical education community.

 

EVENT DETAILS

Friday, March 18, 2022

 

Location:

MotorCity Casino Hotel  - Sound Board
2901 Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

Time: 

3 p.m. • Doors open

4—5:30 p.m. • Ceremony 

Dress Code:

Business Professional attire

White Coats required for Medical Students

RSVP/Registration:

  • Class of 2024 and Guests attend free of charge

  •  In order to determine event capacity, students must register regardless of whether or not they are attending

  • Deadline to Register is February 18th

  • Guests DO NOT register – Students will register for you

Ticketing/Seating:

Tickets will be available at check-in. Students will be seated in alphabetical order in the lower lever (pit) of the theatre.  Guests will be seated in the upper bowl.  There is a reserved section on the Main Floor for guests with mobility issues.

Dress Code:

Business Professional attire.  Students please do not forget to bring your White Coats!

Photos:

A professional photograph will be taken of each student as they cross the stage.

Food & Beverage:

Cash bar - Snack and drinks will be available for purchase inside the Theatre. There are several dining options at MotorCity.  The Grand River Deli, The Lodge and Sweet Ride are just a few!

Virtual Viewing:

Livestreaming link:  www.wayne.edu/live  Streaming will begin at 4:00 p.m.

Social Media

To join in the celebration online, we encourage WSU students, staff, and faculty to take photos of themselves, friends, family, and colleagues with signs of congratulations and support and share them on social media – Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – use #WarriorClinicians.

Canadian Students/Guests

Canadian medical students can request a Canadian Border Crossing letter/Invitation Letter for United States Customs from the Office of Student Affairs.  Email Student Affairs at StudentAffairs@med.wayne.edu to request your letter.  Make sure to add “Canadian Border Crossing Letter” in the subject line.  Please present this letter to Border Officials upon entry to the United States. 
 

Also, please familiarize yourself with the most recent Border crossing requirements, including presenting a negative rapid Covid-19 test upon re-entering Canada.

This event is sponsored by the School of Medicine Medical Alumni Association and hosted by the Office of Student Affairs and Career Development.

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

MotorCity Casino Hotel - Sound Board Theatre
2901 Grand River Ave

Detroit, MI 48201

Parking:

  • Self-Park is free at MotorCity.

  • Guest are encouraged to park in the Ohio Lot located just off the entrance of the Conference Center.

  • Handicapped parking spaces are available.

  • Guests with limited mobility can dropped off at the Conference Center entrance.

Enter on Temple St. or on Trumbull Ave. The Ohio lot is located on the corner of Brooklyn St. and Perry St. The lot is also located outside the Sound Board entrance.

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For additional questions and information please use the contact form below.

COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY PLAN

We have been working diligently toward the goal of making the Clinician Ceremony a safe and healthy event for everyone. Campus Health has set forth the following safety plan for all University Events.  Updated guidelines for entry into the Sound Board Theatre:

  • Masking is optional for participants.     

  • Proof of Vaccination is no longer required for Guests.

    • In regards to children, they are allowed to attend the event.  A guest campus screener must be completed for them.  If they are a lap child they will not need a ticket, but if they need a seat they will need a ticket.

  • All Participants MUST complete the Campus Daily Screener (for Students) or Guest Campus Screener (for Guests):  

PRIOR TO ARRIVAL -

You must complete the WSU Campus Daily Screener (linked below) on the day of the event.  You can complete it on your phone or computer. We strongly recommend that you complete it as soon as you wake up in the morning as this process may take a while due to the large number of guests attending this event.  Please read the questions in advance, if you think you will be denied entry contact campushealth@wayne.edu right away so that your concerns can be addressed.

The GUEST Screener will ask these questions:

Name:

Email:

Contact Phone Number:

Purpose of Visit:   TYPE:   Clinician Ceremony- First Name & Last Name of the student you are with)

In the past 48 hours, or since your last visit to a University facility, have you experienced any of the following symptoms? (please check all that apply)

  • A new fever (100.4 F or higher) or a sense of having a fever?

  • A new cough that you cannot attribute to another health condition?

  • New shortness of breath that you cannot attribute to another health condition?

  • A new sore throat that you cannot attribute to another health condition?

  • New muscle aches that you cannot attribute to another health condition or that may have been caused by a specific activity, such as exercise?

  • New respiratory symptoms, such as sore throat, runny nose/nasal congestion or sneezing, that you cannot attribute to another health condition?

  • New chills or repeated shaking with chills that you cannot attribute to another health condition?

  • New loss of taste or smell that you cannot attribute to another health condition?

  • New headache that you cannot attribute to another health condition?

  • New gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea, diarrhea or vomiting that you cannot attribute to another health condition?

 

Have you had close contact in the last 10 days with an individual with a confirmed or presumptive diagnosis of COVID-19 (yes/no)

Have you travelled via airplane internationally in the last 10 days? (yes/no)

Have you has a positive COVID-19 test in the past 5 days? (yes/no)

End of Questionnaire Select:  SUMBIT

After you SUBMIT the form a green screen and QR code should appear letting you know that you have been cleared for entry. You will receive also receive a confirmation email with a QR Code.

Upon arrival, you will be asked to show that QR code to the staff at the Registration Desk. You can either print it off while you are at home and bring it with you or simply show us the QR code on your phone whichever you prefer.

If you are DENIED entry you must contact Campus Health immediately so they can assist you campushealth@wayne.edu

QUESTIONS/CONCERNS:  If you have any questions, please contact us at StudentAffairs@med.wayne.edu or Allison Gherardini agherard@med.wayne.edu and we will assist you!

For additional questions about the latest COVID-19 information or campus health and safety guidelines, contact the Campus Health Committee at campushealth@wayne.edu

 

#WarriorClinician

To join in the celebration online, we encourage WSU students, staff, and faculty to take photos of themselves, friends, family, and colleagues with signs of congratulations and support and share them on social media – Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – along with the #WarriorClinicians hashtag.

CONTACT

Thanks for reaching out!