Join Us for the Class of 2019 White Coat Ceremony

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Friday, August 7, 5 - 6:30 p.m., Centennial Hall, Main Campus

Pay parking is available at the Main Gate, Second Street and Tyndall Avenue Garages.

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Keynote Speaker: Francisco A.R. García, M.D., M.P.H. 
Since January 2013 Dr. Francisco García has served as Director and Chief Medical Officer of the Pima County Department of Health in Tucson, Arizona. Pima County is a large county (about the size of the state of New Hampshire with more than a million residents).  He is also the Distinguished Outreach Professor of Public Health, with additional appointments in Pharmacy and Nursing at the University of Arizona.  Prior to this, Dr. García served as the Director of the University of Arizona Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, chair of the Section of Family and Child Health of the Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, and director of the Cancer Disparities Institute of the Arizona Cancer Center. Previously, he was also the Director of the Division of Gynecology and the Arizona Hispanic Center of Excellence. 

Dr. García earned his M.D. (Class of 1992) at the University of Arizona, where he also completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology. He earned his M.P.H. in health policy and management and completed a fellowship in women’s reproductive health at Johns Hopkins University.

Family and Friends Welcome
Immediately following the ceremony on the Centennial Hall plaza, will be a light reception and an opportunity for the class, their friends and family to meet and chat with UA College of Medicine faculty, alumni, and fellow medical students