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Medical School Class of 2016 Earns Warm Welcome at White Coat Ceremony



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On Jul. 29, the class of 2016 from Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine was officially welcomed into the osteopathic profession at the 32nd Annual White Coat Ceremony, which was held at the Signature Grand in Davie. For the more than 230 students comprising the class of 2016, the White Coat Ceremony served as an auspicious experience that officially marked their entry into the medical profession.

In the presence of family, guests, and faculty members, the students were welcomed into the medical community by leaders of the osteopathic profession and ceremonially “cloaked” with their white coats. By establishing this meaningful ritual at the beginning of medical school, the intent is to make students aware of their responsibilities from the first day of training and convey the message that doctors should “care” as well as “cure.”