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Foundation launches 2016 White Coat Campaign

As 430 students prepare to enter medical school in Wisconsin later this summer, the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation’s annual White Coat Campaign is underway. The campaign is a unique opportunity for physicians and other donors to welcome first-year medical students to the profession.

First-year medical students will receive their first white coats during summer ceremonies at UW and three MCW campuses.With a tax-deductible gift of $75, physicians, county medical societies or other groups can sponsor a white coat and provide a personal message of encouragement to a first-year student attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health or the Medical College of Wisconsin, including its Milwaukee, Green Bay and Central campus locations.

Physicians can choose to sponsor a specific student, such as a relative, a former patient or someone from their community, and write a personalized message for that student. Otherwise, the white coat and message will be given to a student at random. Either way, the connection can be memorable and rewarding.

“The White Coat Campaign is a great way for physicians to show their support for the next generation, while reminiscing about their own time in school,” said Foundation Executive Director Eileen Wilson. “Students genuinely treasure the heartfelt notes of welcome, and their thank-you notes are equally appreciated by the sponsors.”

To participate in the 2016 White Coat Campaign, contact Lori Koffarnus at 608.442.3721

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