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White Coat Ceremony to officially welcome School of Medicine Class of 2025

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EDINBURG, TEXAS –The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine will welcome its sixth class of medical students with a White Coat Ceremony,10 a.m. Saturday, July 24 at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex Auditorium. 

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The incoming class has 55 students, with 24 from the Rio Grande Valley and 12 UTRGV graduates. The students were selected from more than 7,545 highly competitive applications.

The event also marks the first White Coat Ceremony at UTRGV for Dr. Michael B. Hocker, dean of the UTRGV School of Medicine, who assumed his duties on June 28.

During the ceremony, medical students, each carrying their white coat, will walk across the stage, where the school’s leaders will help them don the white coat for the first time. 

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