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NSU holds combined White Coat Ceremony for medical students

Nova Southeastern University President Dr. George Hanbury gives a ‘Fins Up’ to the crowd of thousands at the joint White Coat Ceremony on Saturday.
Nova Southeastern University President Dr. George Hanbury gives a ‘Fins Up’ to the crowd of thousands at the joint White Coat Ceremony on Saturday.

Nova Southeastern University on Saturday welcomed approximately 300 incoming medical students in the nation’s first combined White Coat Ceremony celebrating Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) and Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) candidates together, according to a news release.

The Davie-based university is now one of only three in the U.S. with two medical colleges, and the only one to offer D.O. and M.D. programs on the same campus. NSU’s medical colleges both bear the name of university benefactor Dr. Kiran C. Patel — the only person in the nation to have two medical schools named in his honor, according to NSU.

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