Meharry Medical College White Coat Ceremony for First-Year Students

MEDIA ADVISORY: The White Coat Ceremony symbolizes the beginning of the academic journey toward a health care professions degree.

WHEN: Friday, August 16, 2013 – School of Medicine 10-11 a.m.; School of Dentistry 12:30 -1:30 p.m.; School of Graduate Studies and Research 2-3 p.m.

WHERE: S. S. Kresge Building, Lecture Halls III and IV

About Meharry Medical College: Meharry Medical College, founded in 1876, is the nation's largest private, independent historically black academic health center dedicated solely to educating minority and other health professionals. True to its heritage, it is a United Methodist Church affiliated institution. The College is particularly well known for its uniquely nurturing, highly effective educational programs; emerging preeminence in health disparities research; culturally sensitive, evidence-based health services and significant contribution to the diversity of the nation's health professions workforce. Diverse Issues in Higher Education's ranking of institutions annually lists Meharry as a leading national educator of African Americans with M.D. and D.D.S. degrees and Ph.D. degrees in the biomedical sciences. Visit to learn more.