Class of 2021 White Coat Ceremony Draws DOM Docs, Docs-to-Be

UA College of Medicine Tucson post-white coat ceremony group cheerThe University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s 23rd Annual White Coat Ceremony welcomed 120 new students into the Class of 2021 at Centennial Hall on Friday evening, July 21.

The colorful ceremony is designed to honor new medical students as they accept responsibility in the doctor-patient relationship. Each student receives their first white coat, courtesy of the generosity of UA College of Medicine – Tucson alumni, faculty and friends.

A student waits with UA College of Medicine white coat over his armDonors also provided each student with the funds to purchase a stethoscope as well as a Humanism in Medicine pin, this last item as a gift symbolizing a shared commitment to compassionate patient care from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation— initiators of the first White Coat Ceremony in 1993.

Archived video of the ceremony can be viewed at this link.

Among those attending from the UA Department of Medicine were Drs. John Bloom, George Fantry, Lori Fantry, Monica Kraft (department chair), Frank Marcus, Kevin Moynahan, Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, Raed Sukerji and Andrew Yeager.

UA Sarver Heart Center member Art Sanders, MD, and first-year Infectious Diseases fellow Norm Beatty, MD, also attended.

Dr. John Bloom with incoming students in Class of 2021 Dr. Art Sanders shares their enthusiasm Drs. Marlys Witte and Frank Marcus prepare for the march

Dr. Kevin Moynahan leads a column of first-year med students Dr. Prabir Roy-Chaudhury joins the group Dr. Witte with Drs. Lori Fantry and Roy-Chaudhury

Dr. Raed Sukerji assists a student in putting on first white coat Dr. Monica Kraft looks on with others during ceremony Drs. Frank Marcus and Norm Beatty relax

See all the photos from the Class of 2021 White Coat Ceremony here:

To see more photos, go to the UA College of Medicine – Tucson photo gallery webpage with links to photos from other events posted to flickr:

Photos courtesy of UAHS Biomedical Communications' Kris Hanning.

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Release Date: 
07/26/2017 - 2:00pm