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WCU hosts 'White Coat Ceremony' for new med students

Student Johnny Campbell, Jr. (center), of Hattiesburg, receives his white lab coat during a ceremony at William Carey University Saturday. Student Johnny Campbell, Jr. (center), of Hattiesburg, receives his white lab coat during a ceremony at William Carey University Saturday.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

William Carey University has officially welcomed more than 100 new students to the medical profession.   

Saturday afternoon, the 108 students in the College of Osteopathic Medicine's class of 2019 received their white lab coats. It was sixth "White Coat Ceremony" the university has held since it established the medical school.

The students are from 17 different states and 28 are from Mississippi. 

"I'm pretty excited, it's a big deal," said Johnny Campbell, Jr., a student from Hattiesburg, who got his undergraduate degree in biology from WCU. "They said we couldn't wear it until today. So, you feel more acclimated to the situation and everything, so I'm pretty excited by it."

"It's really a gift of faith that the professors are giving the students, by placing a white coat on them," said James Turner, dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine. "I'm always excited every time we have a class coming in and one graduating. We've had two classes graduate now."  

The students in this class were selected from more than 2,800 applicants. 

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