Distributed October 24, 2001
For Immediate Release
News Service Contact: Scott Turner



News and Photo Advisory

Brown Medical School to hold white coat ceremony Oct. 27

First-year students in the Brown Medical School will receive white coats during a campus ceremony at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct 27, 2001. Media are welcome to attend the event at Alumnae Hall, 194 Meeting St., between Brown and Thayer streets.


PROVIDENCE, R.I. — At 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, first-year medical students will receive white coats, symbolic of their entry into the medical profession.

Officially known as the Brown Medical School Ceremony of Commitment to Medicine, the “white coat ceremony” will take place in Alumnae Hall, 194 Meeting St., between Brown and Thayer streets. The event will be attended by parents and students. Media are welcome.

Brown President Ruth J. Simmons and Donald J. Marsh, M.D., dean of medicine and biological sciences, will present opening remarks.

For more information, contact Scott Turner at (401) 863-2476 (Scott_Turner@brown.edu).

Who
Members of the M.D. Class of 2005 and their parents
Ruth J. Simmons, president of Brown University
Donald J. Marsh, M.D., dean of medicine and biological sciences

What
Brown Medical School Ceremony of Commitment to Medicine
(The White Coat Ceremony)

When
5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001

Where
Alumnae Hall
194 Meeting St.

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