CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
2130 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax (319) 335-8034
Release: Aug. 18, 1999
MEDIA ADVISORY: UI College of Medicine Fifth annual
White Coat Ceremony Aug. 20
The University of Iowa College of Medicine White Coat
Ceremony will welcome 157 new medical students on Friday, Aug. 20 at 3 p.m.
in Hancher Auditorium. The ceremony -- part of the college's orientation program
-- stresses to students the importance of caring about patients while learning
to take care of them.
Francois M. Abboud, M.D., Edith King Pearson Professor
and head of the UI department of internal medicine, will deliver an address
to the students entitled, "Rage, Equanimity and Compassion." Following the
address, students will be ceremonially cloaked with their first white laboratory
coats. Then, in the presence of family, friends and faculty, they will recite
the Oath of Hippocrates. A reception will follow in the Hancher lobby.
Reporters and news photographers are welcome to cover
this event. For more information, contact Dave Pedersen at (319) 335-8032.