Saturday, August 20, 2011

White Coat Weekend

What a fun last 2 days we have had! Brandon's family came down late Thursday night to be here for his white coat ceremony on Friday (yesterday). We started off the morning with a yummy breakfast at this place called "Mother's Bistro and Cafe". It was so delicious. Then, we went to the Rose Garden to see all the roses in full bloom. The visit was not complete without some pictures of course.

The Teng Sibs
After the Rose Garden, we made our way to the White Coat ceremony! It was a very nice ceremony with several great speakers, the presentation of the white coats, and then reciting the Oath of Geneva (previously known as the Hippocratic Oath). There are 128 medical students starting at OHSU this Fall. It's amazing to hear what some of these students have already accomplished! It's quite a diverse class - some have their Master degrees, for some this is their second career choice, some students are businessmen or engineers or english majors. They have come from all over the nation and world.

Brandon getting his white coat
One happy doctor-to-be:)
The White Coat ceremony was held at the Newmark Theater in downtown Portland. It was a beautiful venue and over 500 friends and families were in attendance. There was a light reception following the ceremony. After the ceremony and reception, we decided to go see where Brandon will be taking his classes and check out all the hospitals up on the hill. The main way of getting up to OHSU is by riding a tram. The tram is about 2-3 miles away from our apartment (an easy bike ride). Brandon will also be doing his rotations at OHSU's hospital and the children's hospital called Doernbecher.

So proud of him!

It was a really fun day and we were really glad that Brandon's family were able to join us! I wish my family could have been there but Anna and Bri had work and my parents are in Singapore. I was reminded again of God's faithfulness and grace in our lives. God has blessed us so much with giving Brandon this privilege and opportunity to serve and care for those who are hurt and in need. I look forward to seeing all the lives he will touch and heal with the skills God has gifted him with...allowing the only Great Physician and Healer to work in and through him. 

Here are some pictures from this weekend...enjoy!

At the Rose Garden in Portland, OR
At the White Coat ceremony

A light reception after the ceremony

1 comment:

  1. Wish we could have been there too! But we will be there in two weeks :) Can't wait to see you all... and so glad the Tengs where able to come!