Distributed March 8, 2000
For Immediate Release
News Service Contact: Scott Turner



News and Photo Advisory

Medical school to hold white coat and Match Day ceremonies
Brown medical students will receive white coats, symbolic of their entry into the medical profession, during ceremonies at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 11. At noon on Thursday, March 16, fourth-year medical students will receive their residency placements. Both events are open to the press.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Two mid-March ceremonies will mark the entry of Brown medical students into the world of medicine. Both events are open to media.

At 3 p.m. Saturday, March 11, first- and second-year medical students will receive white coats, symbolic of their entry into the medical profession, and third- and fourth-year students will receive plaques bearing Brown’s version of the traditional Physician’s Oath. This School of Medicine Ceremony of Commitment to Medicine will take place in Alumnae Hall, 194 Meeting St., between Brown and Thayer streets. The event, which also celebrates the School of Medicine’s 25th anniversary, will be held in the company of parents and students.

Thursday, March 16, is Match Day at medical schools throughout the country. All U.S. medical students in the M.D. Class of 2000 will receive news of their residency appointments at the same time – 12 p.m. EST. Brown’s Match Day festivities will take place in the student lounge on the terrace level of the Bio-Med Building, corner of Meeting and Brown streets.

For more information, contact Scott Turner at 863-2476 (Scott_Turner@brown.edu).

Who   Students in the Brown University School of Medicine
What   White Coat Ceremony
When   3 p.m., Saturday, March 11
Where   Alumnae Hall

Who   Members of the M.D. Class of 2000
What   Match Day
When   Noon Thursday, March 16
Where   Bio-Med Building

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