Second-year medical student Peter Cleary might have said it best: “It feels important that we’re all here together.”

The Keck School of Medicine of USC held White Coat ceremonies for the Classes of 2024 and 2025 on successive days, Aug. 5 and 6. They did feel important — not to mention joyous to watch — as hundreds of students celebrated with family and friends at a tradition that could not be held last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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