Harrogate, Tennessee, April 15, 2019 – Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) will hold the White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2021 on Thursday, April 18, 2018, at 6 p.m. in Tex Turner Arena on the LMU main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee. A total of 219 Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) students will receive their white coats at the ceremony.
The keynote speaker will be Herman Williams, M.D., chief clinical officer for RCCH Healthcare Partners. Williams oversees all quality, safety and clinical activities for the company’s 16 hospitals. Williams has a specialized expertise in public health and policy issues, and vast experience working with physicians and clinicians across large health care systems. Williams graduated with honors and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. He has a Master of Public Health degree in health policy and management from Harvard University School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, and a Master of Business Administration from the Washington University Foster School of Business in Seattle, Washington. He is also a professional certified coach in the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is the author of the new book, “CLEAR! Living the Life You Didn’t Dream of.”
The White Coat Ceremony at LMU-DCOM is a special ceremony designed to mark a student’s entrance into the clinical rotations of their medical school training. The first White Coat Ceremony was held in 1993 at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and is now a standard ritual in institutions of both allopathic and osteopathic medical education across the country. During the Ceremony, each medical student is presented and “robed” with his or her short white laboratory coat. The Ceremony is considered to be a rite of passage, in that an individual has demonstrated the qualities and abilities to provide competent care and can move on to the next phase of his or her training. It is also an opportunity for the medical school to reaffirm its commitment to providing the education and clinical training necessary to help each student achieve his or her professional goals.
The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. LMU-DCOM is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of osteopathic physicians to provide health care in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DCOM, call 1.800.325.0900, ext. 7082, email [email protected], or visit us online at http://med.LMUnet.edu.