GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - On Sunday afternoon, 190 first-year medical students entered the MSU College of Human Medicine with a white coat ceremony.

The students were welcomed by Dean Norman J. Beauchamp Jr.

The white coat ceremony is a tradition at MSU's medical school, and it marks the beginning of the students four-year medical degree program.

The 190 students at the ceremony were selected out of 6,400 applications. Seventy-one percent of the class are Michigan residents, and 115 of the students are women and 75 are men.

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