From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
MOBILE –A pair of Trussville natives earned their white coats at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine on Saturday.
Patrick Young and Ben McCormick received their white coats at USA Medical School after completing their first two years.
McCorick, a graduate of Jefferson County International Baccalaureate, is class President and Young, a graduate of Hewitt-Trussville High School, is Vice President of the Class of 2020.
Each year, the USA Medical Alumni Association sponsors the White Coat Ceremony and Gold Humanism Honor Society Induction Ceremony, according to southalabama.edu.
During the ceremony, rising third-year medical students are cloaked with white coats, the traditional dress of physicians for more than 100 years. Afterward, students take the Medical Student Oath, a promise to uphold the human aspects of medicine, such as sensitivity, compassion and respect for patients.