GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The Brody School of Medicine held its annual white coat ceremony to welcome in the new class of medical students.
This year’s class has 80 students in it who were chosen from 982 applicants. All the students are from North Carolina. 51 percent are male, and 49 percent are female.
Speakers encouraged them to never stop learning and to help advance the medical field.
Students said Brody is the perfect fit for them.
“For me, it’s very important that when I become a physician, I can give back to people in my own state, in my own community,” said Nicole Bolick, Brody class of 2019.
Some said it was also a way for them to improve health in the state.
“I saw the trust that my parents had in my doctors growing up and that really inspired me,” said Frank Villa Hernandez. “I want to instill that same trust in other families.”
Classes for the medical students begin next week.
Thirteen students are children of doctors. One of those, a child of two Brody school graduates.