Today 100 students will launch the journey that transforms them into physicians. At an afternoon ceremony on the School of Medicine's expansive lawn, the matriculating MD students will receive stethoscopes, wear their new white coats, meet their classmates and enjoy a warm welcome from Dean Lloyd Minor, MD.
It's a fun event and one that gives us a chance to meet some of these extraordinary individuals, which include a former professional football player and an Olympic gold medalist. There's a Scottish Highland bagpiper and three rugby players. A fly fisherperson and an art major. And the students hail from Zambia and Pakistan, Alaska and Louisiana, and scores of other locations.
The ceremony kicks off at 4 p.m. We'll be sharing some of the excitement in coming days on Instagram and Facebook and right here on Scope.
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