Adventist University of the Philippines-College of Medicine held its 5th white coat ceremony on August 11, 2019, with the theme “Tracing the Divine Footprints” at COM Atrium.
The AUP-COM family welcomes 64 freshmen students during the white coat ceremony. Dr. Francisco Gayoba emphasized in his welcome remarks the importance of whole-person care and holistic Christian-education that AUP-COM offers, a unique approach of the university in the academic realm. VP Academics, Dr. Miriam P. Narbarte has also shared the humble beginnings of the COM to the guests, parents and students, which served as a sturdy proof of God’s working through the institution.
Dr. Zeno L. Charles-Marcel the Health Ministries Associate Director of the Seventh-day Adventist World Headquarters gave a very inspiring message. He emphasized that though the white coat symbolizes a noble profession, of purity, honesty and truth, these physician-missionaries must always be ready to trade this with the white robe that only Jesus Christ, the 5-star class physician can offer and give.
Currently, the AUP-College of Medicine trains a total of 197 medical students, 64 coming from the freshmen level, 46 from sophomore level (Delta 2022), 50 composed the junior level (Solasta 2021), and 37 for the senior level (Hirang 2020). These students are supported, guided and trained by 195 faculties. A total of 131 (66.50%) of the total student population are Seventh-Day Adventist, and 100 (50.76%) of the total college population are alumni of AUP.