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Welcome to the Class of 2019: 150 Pitt First-Year Medical Students Participate in Annual White Coat Ceremony

WHAT: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 21st Annual White Coat Ceremony
WHY: The ceremony is a symbolic event marking the entry of first-year students into the medical profession. The 150 students of the Class of 2019 will be individually garbed in white clinicians’ coats and publicly declare their commitment to integrity, ethical behavior and honor by reciting the Hippocratic Oath.
Keynote speaker Eric A. Klein, M.D., of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and Joan Harvey, M.D., associate dean for student affairs at Pitt, will present the white coats, which are donated by the Pitt Medical Alumni Association, joined by other School of Medicine faculty members who will garb the incoming students.
Pitt also will livestream the ceremony.
WHO: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine faculty, alumni, students and their families
WHEN: 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015
WHERE: Rooms 5 and 6, Scaife Hall, 3550 Terrace St., Pittsburgh, Pa., 15261

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