A physician resident is being congratulated by the the residency program director at a White Coat ceremony

Bayhealth Hosts White Coat Ceremony for 24 New Physician Residents

Thursday, July 14, 2022 | Awards & Recognitions, Bayhealth Kent Campus, Bayhealth Sussex Campus

Bayhealth’s 24 new physician residents recently celebrated their transition from medical school student to physician resident with a White Coat Ceremony. The customary tradition has new physician residents trade their short white coat worn in medical school in favor of the long white coat worn by practicing physicians. The celebration is also the unofficial launch of the new physician residents’ first year of residency in their respective programs. 

“For our community, the residents are the faces of our teaching program,” said Bayhealth President & CEO Terry Murphy, FACHE. “The relationships they build with their patients make lasting impressions – and we trust the residents won’t take this responsibility lightly. At the end of their residencies, we hope Bayhealth and Delaware is a place that the residents come to love and enjoy – a place they want to be for years to come.”

As a teaching hospital, Bayhealth has graduate medical education (GME) residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine, and new this year, general surgery. In spring 2023, Bayhealth will expand its residency programs with the addition of an emergency medicine residency program when they are matched with the six residents who will take part in the first class.

“We look to our newest residents to bring meaningful new ideas, develop creative approaches, and make important discoveries to help us continuously improve the core of health care for the communities we serve,” said Bayhealth’s Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer and GME Designated Institutional Official Gary Siegelman, MD, MSc.


In just two years, Bayhealth has added 45 physician residents and opened two new practices – Bayhealth Family Medicine, Dover and Bayhealth Internal Medicine, Milford. The care teams at those practices cared for 1,600 patients in just one year. This year, these new residents, including those in general surgery, will add even more patient care visits and surgical hours.

Visit Bayhealth.org to learn more.

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