The Class of 2015 recently celebrated the beginning of their journey toward becoming doctors. The White Coat Ceremony, a tradition at the College of Physicians and Surgeons since 1993 that has become a staple among many medical schools nationwide, took place Aug. 15, 2011, in the P&S Alumni Auditorium.
An article, video, and slideshow of images from the ceremony can be found on this P&S news page.
Of the 169 students in the Class of 2015, 20 are M.D./Ph.D. candidates and 10 are enrolled in the Columbia-Bassett Program. Articles about the 10 Columbia-Bassett students can be found online at the Cooperstown Crier and Bassett Healthcare. An earlier article by Bassett Healthcare can be found here. Websites for the Columbia-Bassett Program – www.columbia-bassett.org and http://ps.columbia.edu/ps/education/curriculum-overview – provide more information about the innovative program.