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(1) The doctor’s ‘robe’
(2) A popular term for any health care professional who, in performing his or her duties, dons a white coat

white coat

1. A popular term for any health care professional who, in performing his/her duties, dons a white coat.
2. The physician's robe.
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The students participated in a white coat ceremony Aug.
Twenty-two medical doctors from Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center and four from Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center received their white medical coats at 2019 Resident White Coat Ceremony last evening.
Now with a Black Men in White Coats Summit scheduled this month, Okorodudu is continuing the work to increase aspiring Black male clinicians' confidence and investing in their future success.
Dr.Dale Okorodudu, the founder of DiverseMedicine and Black Men In White Coats, launched this campaign in 2013.
A white coat is supposed to be a symbol of hygiene and wearing it outside of clinical settings is a violation of this principle.
Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry's Public Health Policy and Licensing, revealed that the government's health inspection teams have recorded repeated violations from both health practitioners and medical students, with some seen wearing their white coats while inside the mosques and markets and attending meetings, conferences, and seminars.
Referring to a research by the International Journal of Bacteriology, he said: "Clinical white coats have very long history of being a symbol of hope and healing for medical professionals; however there has been a concern that white coats may play a big role in transmitting infections within and outside health facility settings.
Summary: Ministry of Health and Prevention warns against wearing white coats outside health facilities; Dr.
Nair et al17 stated that parents are more comfortable with traditional styles of appearance, such as white coats, formal suits and shirts/tie as it gives an air of professionalism, encouraging trust and confidence.17
Stressing the importance of the event, QU VP for Medical Education and College of Medicine dean Dr Egon Toft said: "Receiving their (students) white coats and taking their Oath of a Pharmacist represent the students' commitment to integrity, honesty and service to others, as it is for all healthcare students."
I was thrilled to address the 75 new students, their families and the faculty on the first day they received their starched white coats. Following my remarks I announced that in a pocket of every white coat I had placed a gift, a keepsake to help them "stay the course" in the years to come.
by Staff Reporter White Coat Ceremony for final year B.Pharm students, held under the patronage of Dr Mohammed Hamadan Al Rubaie, Director General of Pharmaceutical Affairs and Drug Control, Ministry of Health, saw 133 students receiving white coats, marking their entry into practical training in Pharmacy.