WCU med school hosts eighth White Coat Ceremony for new students - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

WCU med school hosts eighth White Coat Ceremony for new students

New students in William Carey University's College of Osteopathic Medicine recite the Osteopathic Oath during a White Coat Ceremony Saturday. Photo credit WDAM. New students in William Carey University's College of Osteopathic Medicine recite the Osteopathic Oath during a White Coat Ceremony Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

William Carey University has officially welcomed dozens of new students to its medical school.   

103 students in the College of Osteopathic Medicine took part in a traditional White Coat Ceremony Saturday at Main Street Baptist Church.  

It was the eighth White Coat Ceremony held since the university started its medical school in 2010.

The students were congratulated and ceremonially "cloaked" by faculty, mentors or family members already in the medical profession. 

"The White Coat Ceremony is a welcoming, not just into the university, but into osteopathic medicine and medicine in general," said James Turner, dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine. "It's a symbolism of joining the profession."

The students come from 24 different states. 

"I feel great, I'm very excited about this opportunity that I've been given and I look forward to trying to study my best and do as best I can," said Jay Napolitano, a student from New Orleans. 

"I'm really excited about it, it's a great school, the faculty is great and we have a really great student body," said Darian Harris, a student from Austin, Texas.

The medical school was heavily damaged in the January 21 tornado and temporarily relocated to the University of Southern Mississippi.  

But, repairs are nearly complete and the school recently moved back to its Tuscan Avenue campus.

A new semester for the medical school began last week.

Copyright 2017 WDAM. All rights reserved. 

      

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • LIST: School closings in the Pine Belt

    LIST: School closings in the Pine Belt

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 8:18 PM EST2018-01-17 01:18:00 GMT
    Photo credit: Raycom Image Bank School bus graphicPhoto credit: Raycom Image Bank School bus graphic

    Several schools and school districts in the Pine Belt are making schedule changes ahead of possible winter weather Tuesday. 

    More >>

    Several schools and school districts in the Pine Belt are making schedule changes ahead of possible winter weather Tuesday. 

    More >>
  • Laurel City Council votes to approve new café despite concerns

    Laurel City Council votes to approve new café despite concerns

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:59 PM EST2018-01-16 23:59:06 GMT
    The Shugga Shack Cafe in Laurel now has permission to open. (Photo source: WDAM)The Shugga Shack Cafe in Laurel now has permission to open. (Photo source: WDAM)

    The Shugga Shack Cafe in Laurel now has permission to open after the city council voted 5-2 during Tuesday’s city council meeting. The cafe, which is located on Chantilly St., will feature live entertainment.

    More >>

    The Shugga Shack Cafe in Laurel now has permission to open after the city council voted 5-2 during Tuesday’s city council meeting. The cafe, which is located on Chantilly St., will feature live entertainment.

    More >>
  • Wintry precipitation moving through Pine Belt

    Wintry precipitation moving through Pine Belt

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:41 PM EST2018-01-16 22:41:57 GMT
    Winter weather advisories are now effect for the entire WDAM viewing area until midnight Wednesday. (Photo source: NWS Jackson)Winter weather advisories are now effect for the entire WDAM viewing area until midnight Wednesday. (Photo source: NWS Jackson)

    Parts of the Pine Belt are seeing a mix of wintry precipitation roll through the area. Winter weather advisories are in effect for the entire WDAM viewing area until midnight Wednesday.

    More >>

    Parts of the Pine Belt are seeing a mix of wintry precipitation roll through the area. Winter weather advisories are in effect for the entire WDAM viewing area until midnight Wednesday.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly