College of Medicine students to receive white coats during ceremony

August 6, 2013 | Events, UToday, Medicine and Life Sciences
By Staff



New students in The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences will receive their traditional doctor’s white coats during a welcome ceremony Thursday, Aug. 8, from 2 to 5 p.m. in Nitschke Hall Auditorium.

Dr. Jeffrey P. Gold, chancellor, executive vice president for biosciences and health affairs, and dean of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences, will officiate the ceremony in which some 175 medical students will receive their white coats.

The annual white coat ceremony is a rite practiced at medical schools across the country as a way to welcome students to the clinical aspects of medical practice and impress upon them the importance of professionalism and humanism in the field of medicine.