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Jul 21 2011

NYCOM Students Move From Classroom to Clinic

Old Westbury, N.Y.  (July 20, 2011) ─ Signifying their transition from classroom to clinic, 288 students at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of NYIT donned white coats with the help of NYCOM alumni as they reached the halfway mark in their formal medical education.
The students will soon begin clinical assignments at several NYCOM hospital affiliates in the region.
“This rite of passage is an acknowledgement of your achievement thus far and serves as a symbol of your ongoing commitment to the profession you aspire to enter and the patients you are entrusted to serve,” said NYCOM Dean Dr. Thomas Scandalis.
Forty-five alumni served as “coaters,” symbolizing a tradition of mentorship.  Dr. Robert J. Corona (D.O. ’86),  Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical and Scientific Affairs for Welch Allyn Inc., delivered the keynote address.
The White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2013 also included the induction of 44 students – the top 15% of the class – into the Psi Sigma Alpha Honor Society.
NYIT President Dr. Edward Guiliano urged the students to “remain flexible and continue learning” as advances in science and technology lead to new treatments and preventative measures.
The ceremony ended with the students’ pledge of commitment to lifelong learning and dedication to the osteopathic profession.
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