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. 

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