UNE COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE CELEBRATES FIFTEENTH ANNUAL WHITE COAT CEREMONY
BIDDEFORD, MAINE — University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine Senior Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean Marc B. Hahn, D.O., welcomed 123 first-year medical students, together with 1,000 family members and friends, at the fifteenth annual White Coat Ceremony formally recognizing the transition students make from lay persons to those assuming the responsibility of physicians.
The evening ceremony was held at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, Maine on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011. The White Coat Ceremony kicks off a full weekend of continuing medical education and alumni events at the College of Osteopathic Medicine.
This year's keynote speaker was Dr. Sheila Pinette, D.O., 2000 UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine graduate, and Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the Department of Human Services.