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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 27, 2006

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Welcomes the Class of 2010

DAYTON, Ohio--At 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 30, at the Schuster Performing Arts Center, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine welcomes 100 new students and their families during the students' first "Rite of Passage"--Convocation.

At the annual Convocation Ceremony, students take their first oath of professional medical ethics that ends, "I commit myself to a lifelong journey of learning how to cure, relieve, and comfort with humility and compassion." "Taking the oath at the beginning of medical school is meant to instill in students a sense of responsibility, professionalism, and compassion for patients throughout their medical education," states Paul Carlson, Ph.D., associate dean for student affairs. Students will also receive the symbol of their chosen profession-the white coat.

Carefully selected from a competitive group of more than 2,800 applicants, the class of 2010 will start orientation to medical school on Monday and classes the following week.

Paul Koles, M.D., assistant professor in the departments of surgery and pathology, is the invited speaker for the event. He holds an M.D. from Loma Linda University, and completed a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Kettering Medical Center. He also completed a fellowship in surgical pathology and cytopathology at Akron City Hospital.