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University of Iowa Media Advisory

Aug. 16, 2006

MEDIA ADVISORY: Medicine, Pharmacy White Coat Ceremonies Aug. 18-19

WHAT: White Coat Ceremonies for incoming University of Iowa medical and pharmacy students

WHEN/WHERE: UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine: 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at Clapp Recital Hall

UI College of Pharmacy: 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Clapp Recital Hall

The White Coat Ceremonies at the UI Carver College of Medicine and the UI College of Pharmacy are events welcoming new students to these colleges.

At the UI Carver College of Medicine White Coat Ceremony, Jean Robillard, M.D., dean of the college, will offer opening remarks. Jeffrey Wilson, M.D., clinical professor of internal medicine, will deliver an address to the students titled, "The Kind of Doctor You Want To Be." Following Wilson's speech, the medical students will be ceremonially cloaked with their first white laboratory coats. Then, in the presence of family, friends and faculty, the students will recite the Oath of Hippocrates.

At the UI College of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony, Jordan Cohen, Ph.D., dean of the college, will address the students. Julie Kuhle, a 1976 UI pharmacy graduate, and president of the UI College of Pharmacy Alumni Board; and Matthew Osterhaus, a 1980 UI pharmacy graduate, will offer welcoming remarks. After receiving their white laboratory coats and name badges, the students will recite the Oath of a Pharmacist.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5135 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

MEDIA CONTACT: David Pedersen, 319-335-8032, or Becky Soglin, 319-335-6660,

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