The University of Nevada School of Medicine welcomed the incoming members of the Class of 2016 at its 17th Annual White Coat Ceremony held Aug. 10 in the Joe Crowley Student Union.
The new class participated in the cloaking ceremony which symbolically welcomes them into the health care profession and helps establish a psychological contract for the practice of medicine. The ceremony concluded the students' orientation week and is part of the School of Medicine's Family Day celebration.
The 69 members of this class (up from the 62 entering with the Class of 2015) range in age from 18 to 45 years of age. There are 47 men and 22 women in the class. They hail from 20 universities and colleges and have an average undergraduate GPA of 3.72. Twelve members of the class are from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in medicine in Nevada.