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128 New Students Launch Journey into Medicine

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128 New Students Launch Journey into Medicine

White Coat Ceremony for incoming class symbolizes professionalism, scientific excellence and compassion

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Part of the incoming Class of 2018, of which only 6.7 percent of more than 5,000 applicants were accepted.

Stony Brook, NY, August 29, 2014 – The Stony Brook University School of Medicine Class of 2018 officially began with the School’s annual White Coat Ceremony, an event that is designed to emphasize the professionalism inextricably linked to the practice of Medicine. Each of the 128 new Stony Brook medical students received a physician-in-training white coat and took the Hippocratic Oath for the first time.

Seventy-Seven percent of the incoming students are from New York State, a high percentage that will help to address the significant shortage of physicians in the state. Nine other states are represented, as are 69 colleges and universities. The Class of 2018 is a highly accomplished one academically, and the acceptance rate of the class was only 6.7% out of 5,454 applicants.

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