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CAMPUS: Watch the Livestream of the White Coat Ceremony in Dominica on May 12

May 07, 2017

The tradition at Ross University School of Medicine is to invite one of our alumni to be the featured speaker at each White Coat ceremony. The donning of the white coat marks the transition of this cohort of men and women from students to student doctors. For the May 12 event, Dr. Giuliano De Portu (Ross ‘09) will share his inspiring story. Watch the livestream from the Dominica campus at The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. EST, and the livestream will be available from 1:30 p.m. EST.

Dr. De Portu is board certified in Emergency Medicine and is currently an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Emergency Ultrasound, and Assistant Program Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and Program Director of the Medical Student Ultrasound Curriculum at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville. Before following his passion for medicine, he had a career as a photojournalist.

Co-author of a textbook, Emergency Medicine Procedures, several book chapters and eight peer-reviewed articles, Dr. De Portu has also delivered numerous presentations. He is the recipient of University of Florida College of Medicine - Exemplary Teachers Award for 2015-2016 Academic Year, and many other awards and honors. He and his wife are the proud parents of a young son, Giuliano.

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