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Brad Besson (right) is congratulated by his father, UC alumnus Michael Besson, MD, during the 2007 White Coat Ceremony.
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Brad Besson (right) is congratulated by his father, UC alumnus Michael Besson, MD, during the 2007 White Coat Ceremony.
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Publish Date: 08/13/08
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Newest Medical Class Meets Newest Campus Building

CINCINNATI—The University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine is set to welcome the class of 2012 Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, during the annual White Coat Ceremony.

The incoming students—165 in total—have the benefit of spending their next four years in the newest addition to the medical campus, the Center for Academic and Research Excellence (CARE)/Crawley Building.

 

The building houses a new bookstore, six floors of laboratories and key education space, including new gross anatomy labs and a newly designed health sciences library boasting nearly 45,000 square feet of space for study, research and instruction. The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library, named in honor of Donald Harrison, MD, former Academic Health Center vice president and provost, also has a new 90-seat computer lab.

 

First-year students complete their medical school orientation this week and begin classes Monday, Aug. 18.

  

The White Coat Ceremony begins at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, in Cincinnati’s Music Hall. College of Medicine Dean David Stern will offer opening remarks.

 

Charles Collins, MD, associate dean for diversity and community affairs, and Andrew Filak, MD, senior associate dean for academic affairs, will present each new student with a white coat—a symbol of the beginning of their medical career.

 

Lori Shutter, MD, associate professor of neurosurgery and recipient of the 2008 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, sponsored by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, will give the keynote address.

 

A reception will follow. For more information, call (513) 558-5577 or e-mail ivadean.lair@uc.edu.



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