Press ReleaseDate: 08-02-12
Name: Jerry Carey Phone: 856-566-6171
White Coats Greet New Jersey's Next Generation of Physicians and Dentists at UMDNJ
The tradition of the White Coat Ceremony was begun at Columbia University in 1993 by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, and continues today at medical and dental schools across the country. The ceremony stresses the role of humanism in the practice of health care and reminds the new students that to succeed as physicians and dentists they must first truly care for the individuals who will become their patients.
UMDNJ White Coat ceremonies are scheduled for the following dates, times and locations:
UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine
Laurel Road, Stratford
Sunday, Aug. 5, at 9:30 a.m.
UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
185 South Orange Ave., Newark
Thursday, Aug. 9, at 4 p.m.
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Arline and Henry Schwartzman Courtyard at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
One Robert Wood Johnson Place, New Brunswick
Friday, Aug. 10, at 2 p.m.
UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School
110 Bergen Street, Newark
Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 6 p.m.
Journalists interested in covering these events should contact UMDNJ News Service staff members Patti Verbanas at 973-972-7273 or email@example.com, or Jerry Carey at 856-566-6171 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) is New Jersey�s only health sciences university with more than 6,000 students on five campuses attending three medical schools, the State�s only dental school, a graduate school of biomedical sciences, a school of health related professions, a school of nursing and New Jersey�s only school of public health. UMDNJ operates University Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center in Newark, and University Behavioral HealthCare, which provides a continuum of health care services with multiple locations throughout the state.