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Smith Receives White Coat at Ceremony

Cody Smith of Bagdad, Florida, received his white coat at the White Coat Ceremony at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) in Harrogate, Tennessee, on September 27, 2014. Smith is a first-year osteopathic medical student at LMU-DCOM. Prior to enrolling at LMU-DCOM, Smith attended Middle Tennessee State University.

The White Coat Ceremony is a special ceremony designed to mark a student's entrance into medical school. The first White Coat Ceremony was held in 1993 at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons and is now a standard ritual in institutions of both allopathic and osteopathic medical education across the country. During the Ceremony, each medical student is presented and "robed" with his or her short white laboratory coat, formalizing and welcoming the student's entrance into the study of medicine.

This article originally appeared on Santa Rosa Press Gazette: Smith Receives White Coat at Ceremony


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