In its twelfth year, Women in White Coats is an annual event that students and alumni look forward to each year. This year, Women in White Coats was particularly special, celebrating the College’s 100th anniversary. In January, 18 alumnae physicians and 51 female medical students connected over food, wine and meaningful conversation. Attendees celebrated the rich history of the College and took pride in the advancement of women in medicine.
Dean Charles Lockwood honored four of Ohio State’s “Local Legends”: Linda Stone, MD ’79, Rebecca Jackson, MD ’78, Mary Beth Fontana, MD ’66, and Carole Miller, MD ’66. Local Legends is a program that highlights the contributions of women physicians in rural and urban towns throughout America.
Nominated by a congressional representative, each honoree has made a positive and enduring contribution to the health care of their community. Attendees received advice from honorees prior to round table discussions with guests. One alumna said, “I enjoyed the event and the time with women in medicine. It is important that we support women coming into medicine today.” The event proved impactful for both students and alumni.
Thank you to all who helped support the event, including members of the Medical Student Alumni Council and Women in Medicine.