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OU-HCOM welcomes class of 2017 during Convocation

WHAT: 38th Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) Convocation and White Coat Ceremony

WHERE: Ohio University Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, 2 p.m.

HIGHLIGHTS: 141 aspiring physicians and surgeons will be welcomed to Ohio University and into the osteopathic profession as they receive their short white coats during OU-HCOMís 38th Convocation and White Coat Ceremony. The new medical students are required to wear the white coat, a mark of professionalism, as they accompany physicians in clinical settings, an educational experience that begins during the first months of medical school at OU-HCOM.

The Class of 2017 is the largest in the 38 year history of OU-HCOM; consisting of 51 percent males and 49 percent females; 93 percent from Ohio and 12 percent from Appalachian counties in Ohio. Nineteen percent are minorities. Twenty three percent are first generation college students, six percent are the sons or daughters of osteopathic physicians, and the students average age is 23.4 years old.

The college will also conduct its annual presentation of the Phillips Medals of Public Service, the collegeís highest honor given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to health care, education and/or public service. This yearís recipient is Jack A. Brose, D.O., vice provost for health affairs at Ohio University, who served as dean of the college for 10 years.

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