The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson welcomed its class of 2027 during the traditional white coat ceremony in Centennial Hall on July 21. The annual event recognizes medical students’ entry into medicine with their first physician’s white coat, the garment of their future profession.
“This ceremony is an opportunity to welcome students into our professional community and remind them of the values they will be held accountable for as medical students and physicians,” said Kevin Moynahan, MD, the college’s vice dean for education and a professor of medicine. “The COVID-19 pandemic served as a powerful reminder of the indispensable role of medical professionals in our society. As we welcome this incoming class, we celebrate the duty of physicians to serve their communities by providing compassionate, patient-centered medical care.”
The class of 2027 is 62% female and 38% male, with ages ranging from 20 to 36. Of the 120 students, 89 are from Arizona, 26 are from Tucson and 12% are first-generation college students.
A version of this story was originally published on the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson website.