This White Coat ceremony at the year’s Perelman School of Medicine honored the convergence between PSOM’s prestigious legacy as the nation’s first medical school and its reputation as an innovative leader in medical education. As students were surrounded by digital messages of encouragement from family and friends via a real-time social media gallery, in the pocket of each white coat they found handwritten notes from PSOM alumni offering personal messages of support and guidance. One student, Yvette Schein, had her 102-year-old grandfather and PSOM’s oldest living alumnus Joseph Schein, MD, class of 1941, in the audience to celebrate the start of their family’s next generation of PSOM-trained physicians.

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