MEDIA ADVISORY: 2013 Tulane School of Medicine White Coat Ceremony

July 31, 2013

Arthur Nead
Phone: 504-247-1443

Who:  197 first-year medical students and 15 HEAL-X students who started in January 2013

What:  Tulane University School of Medicine White Coat Ceremony

Where:  McAlister Auditorium, Tulane University

When:  2 p.m., Sunday, August 4. Doors open at 1 p.m.

More:   New medical students don their white doctor’s coats for the first time in a tradition-filled first step on their path to become physicians. Joining the celebration are the students’ families and friends.

HEAL-X (Health Education Adaptive Learning Experience) is a program at Tulane School of Medicine for students who have earned a PhD in one of the biomedical sciences. Each year the school accepts up to 15 qualified students who will have a unique expedited 3½-year curriculum leading to a medical degree. 

The ceremony’s keynote speaker is Dr. Daniel Winstead, Robert G. Heath Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Tulane University School of Medicine. 

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000