White Coat Ceremony will welcome new students

Wed, Jul 10, 2013


white coat350 new students will join the UNTHSC family at the annual White Coat Ceremony on Saturday, July 20 in Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Exhibits Hall.

The ceremony features a formal “cloaking” of incoming DO, PT and PA students with the traditional white coat attire of health care professionals to symbolize responsibility and compassion.

Thomas Yorio, PhD, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, will receive the Founders Medal in recognition of his contributions to health care and to the osteopathic medical profession.

Walter Rainwater, Fort Worth civic leader and member of the UNTHSC Foundation Board of Directors, will receive the Mary E. Luibel Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his longstanding and generous contributions to the community and commitment to the belief that service to others is life’s highest calling.

Roy Martin, DMin, MDiv, UNTHSC Assistant Professor of Medical Education, will deliver the White Coat keynote address, “Three Days to Remember.”

The new UNT System College of Pharmacy will honor its first class in a separate White Coat Ceremony scheduled for 9 a.m. Aug. 17 in the auditorium of the Medical Education and Training building. Watch for details here.

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