Mercer Medical students awarded first white coats

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) – A group of students will take the first step toward a career in medicine Sunday, when they don, for the first time, the white coats that symbolize the profession.

40 first-year students entering Mercer University School of Medicine will be given their first coat in a ceremony at Memorial University Medical Center.

The ceremony is meant to welcome entering students and emphasize the importance of compassionate care for patients.

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