The Fun Begins: My White Coat Ceremony!

“But they that wait upon the Lord will renew their strength; they will mount up with wings as eagles; they will run and NOT be weary; and they will walk, and NOT faint.” – Isaiah 40:31

Monday was my white coat ceremony and it was GLORIOUS. As I walked on stage after my name was called, I kept thinking this is really it – a major and symbolic step in my journey. I was overwhelmed with so much joy!


Shout out to all the curve balls that made my journey to this point a bit more interesting and most importantly, to God who gave me the strength to tackle them all. All those challenges made this moment so much sweeter.


A big thank you to my friends and family who have supported me throughout, also to you all, who read my blog, who provide encouraging words and put a smile on my face with your thank you emails – you’re appreciated!

Cheers to this next chapter, the curve balls that will be handled with grace (hopefully!), and the opportunity to share my experience through this blog. Looking forward to it all!

10 thoughts on “The Fun Begins: My White Coat Ceremony!

  1. Thank You and Congratulations Dr Derin !!
    Your determination to succeed and giving God the credit has really kept me going- especially as a returning non-traditional student after many years. This Janiary, I will be starting medical school at Saba-MUA. I hope you continue the blog through medical school so I may absorb your enthusiasm and positive spirit through all the STEP exams.
    Glen R


  2. Congrats! I’ve read many of your posts, and am proud of you. All glory belongs to God, and I pray he blesses you as you embark on this new chapter.


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