Students Don White Coats at Determined to be a Doctor Someday Program

On June 2, more than 25 Memphis-area students received their white coats for completing the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s (UTHSC) Determined to be a Doctor Someday Program.

On June 2, more than 25 Memphis-area students received their white coats for completing the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s (UTHSC) Determined to be a Doctor Someday Program. Created by UTHSC alumna, Christina Rosenthal, DDS, the program encourages minority and underrepresented students’ interests in pursuing careers in professional health care. Through a series of Saturday-morning sessions, the program exposes qualified participants to the different health care doctorate degrees available.

UTHSC donated the space for the weekly sessions, provided meals, and purchased the white coats for this first-ever presentation. Donning a white coat is a traditional symbol for entry into professional health care practice.

Guest speakers for the ceremony included Memphis City Councilman Edmund Ford, Jr., EdD, and Mayor A C Wharton.