First-year students formally enter UofL School of Medicine


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Members of the Class of 2019 officially entered the University of Louisville School of Medicine at the White Coat Ceremony on Sunday, July 26. Faculty and medical community members welcomed 154 first-year medical students by presenting them with white coats. The students then recited the Declaration of Geneva, promising to serve humanity and honor the traditions of the medical profession.

    The coats, a gift from the Greater Louisville Medical Society, are shorter than the physicians’ coats, and are worn until the student graduates from medical school.

    Betty Coffman
    Betty Coffman is a Communications Coordinator focused on research and innovation at UofL. A UofL alumna and Louisville native, she served as a writer and editor for local and national publications and as an account services coordinator and copywriter for marketing and design firms prior to joining UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing.