LMU-DCOM White Coat Ceremony slated

Special to the Daily News

September 19, 2013

HARROGATE, Tenn. — Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) will hold the White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2017 on at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Tex Turner Arena on the LMU main campus in Harrogate, Tenn.

Dr. Howard S. Teitelbaum, professor and chair of preventive medicine at LMU-DCOM, will serve as keynote speaker.

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 medical schools 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.