The College of Medicine – Tucson will hold its annual White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2021 on July 21, 2017.
One hundred and twenty first-year medical students will receive gifts of white coats and stethoscopes during this ceremony. For the sixth year in a row, these gifts are made possible through generous contributions from alumni, friends, faculty and staff. These donors recognize the importance of students receiving these “tools of the trade” in their first week in medical school. Perhaps even more significantly, students tell us that they are inspired to achieve their full potential when they know that someone they may never meet is committed to their success.
Every year, the campaign has raised more gifts than in the year before. For the last three years, we have been able to expand its scope and award scholarships to deserving students.
Kevin Moynahan, MD, Deputy Dean for Education at the College of Medicine – Tucson and supporter of the 2021 White Coat Campaign, understands the important impact that gifts of every size has on our first-year medical students:
“Your gift doesn’t simply provide a financial boost to a student trying to chart their course through medical school. It sends a powerful message that the community they have joined is committed to their success.”