HARROGATE, Tenn. — Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine will formally welcome the class of 2019 into its study of osteopathic medicine at its annual White Coat Ceremony.
The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. on Sept. 26 in the Tex Turner Arena on the LMU main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee.
Robert Gotlin, D.O., director of orthopedic and sports rehabilitation in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York, New York, will serve as the keynote speaker. Gotlin, a past president of the American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, has coordinated the growth of what is now one of the most highly respected centers for musculoskeletal research, diagnoses and treatment at Mt. Sinai’s North Division.
He is board certified by both the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has served on the board of directors for the Medical Fitness Association.
As a consultant to various health-related establishments, he has served on the medical team with W. Norman Scott, M.D., team physician for the New York Knickerbockers (NBA Basketball) and New York Liberty (WNBA Basketball) and was consultant to Michael Kelly, M.D., team physician for the New Jersey Nets (NBA Basketball) and to Stuart Hershon, M.D., team physician for the New York Yankees (MLB Baseball). He also is a team physician for U.S. Rugby and for the Harlem Wizards professional basketball team and is the chief medical officer for the JCC Maccabi Games.
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.