October 14, 2016 at 2pm
The Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine will present traditional white coats to nearly 100 first-year medical students at a special ceremony on October 14, 2016, at 2pm in the John Cranford Adams Playhouse located on the south campus of Hofstra University.
The White Coat Ceremony is a rite of passage that marks the beginning of a student’s transformation from physician-in-training to a medical professional. Comprised of 54 men and 45 women, the Hofstra Northwell Class of 2020 is a highly diverse mix of socio-economic backgrounds, academic/career experiences, and walks of life.
Among this dynamic group is a graduate of Hofstra Northwell’s successful Medical Scholars Pipeline Program for high-achieving, underserved high school students who has returned to the school as a new physician-in-training, as well as a former Major League Baseball player now medical student who was a regular season member of the 2011 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals.
During the ceremony, there will be opportunities for video and still photography of students receiving their white coats, as well as for interviews with select students and administrators before/after the event.