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School of Medicine holds 22nd annual White Coat Ceremony

White Coat CeremonyFirst-year medical students at the Creighton University School of Medicine took their first official step toward becoming physicians on Friday, Aug. 4, when they participated in the school’s 22nd annual White Coat Ceremony.

During the event, 155 first-year medical students crossed the stage in the Joslyn Art Museum’s Witherspoon Concert Hall to don their white coats – long a symbol of medical clinicians and researchers. Medical faculty were on the stage to welcome their future colleagues. The students come from 27 states and 74 undergraduate universities and colleges. Thirty-seven of them graduated from Creighton University.

Dr. Robert Dunlay, MD, dean of the Creighton University School of Medicine, led the first-year class as it read a special student physician’s oath. During the oath, the students promised to give their lives and talents to the service of humanity and to treat patients, teachers and fellow students with respect and dignity.

A total of 6,128 students applied to become members of the Creighton University School of Medicine’s Class of 2021.

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