On August 3 2013 at 07.30 am, Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn presided at the Siriraj Pier upon the "Annual Siriraj River Crossing Orientation Ceremony of 2013." This ceremony is the 82nd anniversary orientation of Siriraj's sophomores (class of 123), who completed the rites of passage by crossing the river from the Royal Navy Pier to Siriraj Pier. Upon arrival, they were received by Her Royal Higness's gracious presence, along with the Dean of the faculty and Siriraj alummni.
Thereafter, the new oriented sophmores gathered around the statue of Prince Mahidol, and gave an oath of virtue before the presence of the "Our Founding Father" and Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn, who was the premier of this ceremony.
The "Annual Siriraj River Crossing Orientation Ceremony" begun in 1931 for graduated freshmen from Chulalongkorn University to Siriraj to enhance the unity of all medical students. Until the Faculty of Medicine had been established under Mahidol University, the affiliation regarding this tradition has been subjected to Mahidol University ever since. More importantly, the spirit of the ceremony dwells within the cultivation of a compassionate heart and benevolent practices by all doctors.