Jane Longshore

Jane Longshore

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On Sunday, Aug. 15, the UAB School of Medicine welcomed the 2021 entering class at the annual White Coat Ceremony, hosting two smaller celebrations by splitting the class into two groups by Learning Communities.

Each year, the School of Medicine welcomes the incoming class with a White Coat Ceremony. The White Coat Ceremony was created in 1993 by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation to emphasize the importance of compassionate care for the patient as well as scientific proficiency. Due to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, a White Coat Welcome event for the entering class was held online, with the promise of an in-person ceremony when COVID safety protocols would allow it. 

An endowed position is among the highest honors an academic institution can bestow on a faculty member. Fourteen have recently been honored with an endowed chair or professorship at the UAB School of Medicine.
Syed “Sikandar” Raza has been awarded the 2020 Sara Crews Finley, M.D., Leadership Scholarship.

The Medical Alumni Association board recently approved a gift from their Medical Student Assistance Fund to pay for each rising fourth-year medical student to have access to a National Board of Medical Examiners Step 2 practice exam. The practice exam will help keep students on course for graduation and entry into residency, despite the disruption in learning activities caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

UAB School of Medicine hosted a virtual Commencement Ceremony for mecical students on Saturday, May 16.
UAB School of Medicine will hold a virtual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 16 at 1 p.m.
Many medical students have begun volunteering for organizations that are providing a variety of services to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A portrait by artist Jay Wesley Jacobs of James Somerville McLester, M.D., LLD, was unveiled Jan. 18 in the main lobby of the UAB Community Health Services Building, the site where McLester’s primary care-focused practice formerly stood.
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