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    Members of the Class of 2023 Receive Their White Coats

    First-Year University of Maryland School of Medicine Students Receive Their White Coats During Ceremony

2019 Ceremony

Class of 2023 White Coat Ceremony

November 6, 2019

E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA

E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA

The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) held its annual White Coat Ceremony on November 1 at the Hippodrome Theatre in downtown Baltimore.

Today marks a major milestone in what will surely be a momentous and lifelong journey,” said E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, UM Baltimore, and the John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor, and Dean of the School of Medicine. One hundred and fifty of you sit here today. Each one of you has earned your place in this class, and indeed in today’s ceremony.”

The White Coat Ceremony has been an annual tradition at the School of Medicine since 1997. During this event, first-year medical students are presented their first white coats, which have long been the symbol of physicians’ and scientists’ induction into the medical profession. The event, which was sponsored by the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, is also intended to serve as an opportunity for families of first-year medical students to gain a glimpse of what medical school is really like.

Full complete coverage of the event, see Members of the Class of 2023 Receive Their First White Coats

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Medical school is an exciting and challenging time for the students enrolled at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and their families. The UMB School of Medicine is one of the nation's premier learning institutions, ranking in the top 10% of public medical schools nationally.

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