White Coats for Students at 2 Colleges

Several local students have been awarded their white coats in recognition of their entrance into the next phase of their medical training.

Erin Levitsky from Commack was one of 126 students who received their nursing white coat in a ceremony held by the Bloomsburg Department of Nursing on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Haas Center for the Arts on campus. Bloomsburg is part of Commonwealth University in Pennsylvania.

The eighth annual White Coat Ceremony celebrates sophomore nursing students who are entering the next phase of their education.


New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine welcomed its newest medical students during ceremonies where members of the Class of 2026 received their first white coats. Local medical students coated include:

Serin Ahn from Dix Hills

Jaden Alexander from Huntington Station

Christina Bogdani from Huntington Station

Layla Elkoulily from Huntington

Austin Irwin from Melville

Toni Lombardo from Dix Hills

Savanna Macchio from Dix Hills

Andrew Nahmias from Northport

Cole Siegenfeld from Melville

The white coat ceremony is a medical school rite of passage that marks the official start of a student’s medical education.




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