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Release: August 22, 2002

MEDIA ADVISORY:

MEDICINE, PHARMACY WHITE COAT CEREMONIES AUG. 23 & 24

WHAT
White Coat Ceremonies for incoming UI medical and pharmacy students

WHEN/WHERE
UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine: 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, Hancher Auditorium

UI College of Pharmacy: 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, Clapp Recital Hall

The White Coat Ceremonies at the UI Carver College of Medicine and the UI College of Pharmacy are events that welcome new students to the colleges.

At the UI College of Medicine White Coat Ceremony, Robert Kelch, M.D., dean of the College and vice president for statewide health services, will deliver an address to the students titled, "Growth and Development of a Physician." Following Kelch's speech, the medical 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.

At the UI College of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony, Alumni Board president Edward Maier and Bob Greenwood, UI College of Pharmacy preceptor, will address the students. Jordan Cohen, Ph.D., dean of the College, also will give a short speech. Bernard Sorofman, Ph.D., associate dean of the College, will serve as master of ceremonies. After receiving their white laboratory coats, the students will recite the Oath of a Pharmacist. A reception will follow the event.