The Ultimate Symbol of Becoming a Doctor

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July 30, 2015
CONTACT: Suzanna Cisneros, suzanna.cisneros@ttuhsc.edu
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The Ultimate Symbol of Becoming a Doctor
Future Doctors to Receive First White Coats

WHAT: The white coat is one of the most visible symbols of the health care provider, and 183 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine students of the Class of 2019 will take part in the White Coat Ceremony.
WHEN: 3 p.m. Friday (July 31)
WHERE: City Bank Lubbock Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions
EVENT: The White Coat Ceremony stresses the importance of humanism and professionalism in the practice of medicine. The white coat has been the visual hallmark of physicians since the 19th century. This tradition for first-year medical students marks the student’s transition from the study of preclinical to clinical health sciences.
Currently, 97 percent of Association of American Medical Colleges accredited medical schools in the United States and Canada have a white coat ceremony and many students consider it a rite of passage in the journey toward a health care career.

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