Local Students Don White Coats as Part of Unique Program

Northwestern Medicine
For Students May 31, 2013
Earlier this month, six young students from Westinghouse College Prep on Chicago’s west side, received honorary white coats at the Northwestern Medicine Scholars Program induction ceremony. This program is a unique partnership between Northwestern Medicine and George Westinghouse College Prep High School in the West Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago. 

Northwestern Medicine Scholars Program students receive don white coatsThis year's class is the third class of the program designed to cultivate talented and diverse students from the school and encourage them to become physicians and biomedical scientists. During the multi-year program, the students go behind the scenes at Northwestern to learn from leading physicians and researchers. The white coat ceremony is similar to what medical students go through at the start of their medical education. The ceremony featured keynote speaker Bechara Choucair, MD, Commissioner for the Chicago Department of Public Health and Adjunct Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Learn more about the Northwestern Medicine Scholars Program.