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Quillen College of Medicine

White Coat Ceremony


The White Coat Ceremony, as conducted at medical schools across America, is the result of a vision by Arnold P. Gold, M.D., a professor of surgery at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University.  Dr. Gold believes that medical students should be introduced to the white coat and what it represents as they enter medical school rather than as they exit, which had been the case historically.


The White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2023 will be July 19, 2019 Science Hill High School, 1509 John Exum Parkway, Johnson City  Ceremony will begin at 2:00 pm; reception to follow

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