December 2016 biochemistry graduate Dzov Singman began her studies at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. The first year of medical school is marked by the “white coat ceremony”. According to the University’s website, the coat is a symbol of a physician’s compassionate care and celebrates the start of a medical student’s education and career. The white coat is also a welcome to students as junior members of the profession of medicine. Dzov is pictured with her mother who attended the event with family.