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Student News: Local medical student receives white coat


In an event marking the beginning of her medical career, Rachael Grundman of Osakis received her white coat marking the entering of medical school on Saturday, Aug. 20 at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus. In total, 60 first-year medical students received their white coats.

The ceremony signified the responsibilities and obligations of the physicians who wear the white coat and the importance of embracing compassion and character, along with knowledge of science and medicine.

The event included speakers, a Native Drum Ceremony and capped off with the students receiving their white coats and stethoscopes. Students recited the Oath for Medical Students, a form of the Hippocratic Oath dedicating themselves to the practice of medicine and the humanistic care of patients. Families of the students, local-area physicians and alumni attended the event.