Medical students begin with white coats and stethoscopes

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Incoming Stanford Medical school students try on their new white coats before having a group photo taken on Friday, Aug. 26, at the School of Medicine. Photo by Norbert von der Groeben

Ninety-three MEDICAL SCHOOL STUDENTS officially began their studies at Stanford last week with the traditional white coat and stethoscope ceremony. It’s a symbolic and at times emotional event as future doctors take their first step toward becoming physicians.

Scope, a blog published by Stanford Medicine, featured photos of the event and a few interesting facts:

  • 47 students are women and 46 are men
  • 25 were born outside of the U.S.
  • Four have doctoral degrees and nine have master’s degrees
  • 44 have studied abroad
  • 13 played a varsity sport in college, and one-third play a musical instrument

See the Scope blog for more.