94 new medical school students get white coats at Quinnipiac ceremony

94 new medical school students get white coats at Quinnipiac ceremony

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HAMDEN — Ninety-four students began their medical education at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University Thursday, receiving stethoscopes and donning white coats to mark the event.

Dr. Phillip Boiselle, the new dean of the School of Medicine, offered remarks at Thursday’s White Coat Ceremony, according to a release, and Dr. Kumba Hinds, a primary care physician for Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Lahey Health in Brookline, Mass. — and a member of the medical school’s first graduating class in 2017 — served as keynote speaker.

Additionally, the new students read the Hippocratic Oath.


More than 60 percent of this year’s class are women, the school said in the release, and 8 percent are military veterans. They come from 23 states, and 31 of the students are from Connecticut, it said. More than 9,000 students applied for a seat in this year’s class, and the average age of those accepted is 25, the school said.

Classes begin Aug. 9.

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