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Long white coats mark residents’ achievements

Baptist Golden Triangle officially welcomed its second class of six residents into its community-based internal medicine residency program with a special white coat ceremony.  Residents donned the long white coats indicating they have officially begun the three-year residency program. The hospital held a similar ceremony for its inaugural class of residents last year. Those six doctors are now entering the second year of the program. Six additional residents will join the program next July.

“The long white coat represents another rite of passage where those who have graduated from medical school have earned the right to wear the apparel that labels them as physicians,” said Chris LeBrun, MD, professor of graduate medical education and director of the program at Baptist Golden Triangle. “This coat symbolizes the wearer’s responsibility to be trustworthy, caring and committed to professionalism while undergoing internal medicine training.”

Baptist Memorial Health Care also operates residency programs at Baptist Memphis and NEA Baptist Hospital.