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Dr. Sebastian Tosto to Serve as Class of 2023 White Coat Ceremony Speaker

August 16, 2019 – Sebastian Tosto, Jr. MD, MBA, FACP, will serve as the keynote speaker for the ACOM Class of 2023 White Coat Ceremony, which will be held Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the Dothan Civic Center. Dr. Tosto is the Internal Medicine Residency Program Director at Southeast Health and is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at ACOM. His background includes extensive experience in clinical practice, military medicine and medical education.

White Coat Ceremony is an annual celebration that represents a rite of passage for a first-year medical student and an important step in the journey toward becoming an osteopathic physician. The traditional white coat is an outward sign of the medical profession and has been worn by physicians for more than 100 years. Formal presentation of the white coat symbolizes an osteopathic medical student’s entrance into a new academic environment, and the acceptance of the obligations and high standards of compassionate care that are expected. Each year, the ACOM marks the achievements of first-year medical students with the presentation of the white coat by each student’s faculty advisor.

The ACOM Class of 2023 White Coat Ceremony will be available via Livestream through the ACOM live webpage:

For more information about the event, click here.

About the Keynote Speaker

A native of Connecticut, Dr. Tosto received his Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from Quinnipiac College and pursued premedical studies in physics and chemistry at Yale University. He received his MD degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, NJ and completed his internship and residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in a combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency. Dr. Tosto is board-certified in Internal Medicine with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and graduated from Quinnipiac University with his MBA in January 2019.  He most recently gained the distinction of Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP).

Dr. Tosto practiced in Tifton, Ga., for several years until he decided to become active duty in the United States Army following 9/11. Stationed at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, NC, he became one of four physicians that was Airborne Qualified in the entire 82nd Airborne Division and deployed to both Afghanistan and Iraq. Dr. Tosto was the OIC of Operation Katrina under Major General William Caldwell and Colonel Owens as the Brigade Surgeon of the 505 PIR.  He was decorated with the Army Commendation Medal, the Combat Medical Badge, Meritorious Service Medal, the Bronze Star and eight Global War on Terrorism medals.

Dr. Tosto was honorably discharged in 2006 and has been in academic medicine since his return. He taught as Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas in Houston. Dr. Tosto relocated back to Connecticut in 2014, where he taught as Assistant Professor of Medicine with early promotion to Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine teaching medical students, interns and residents at St. Francis Medical Center in Hartford, CT. In 2016, Dr. Tosto was recruited to Southeast Health to bring Graduate Medical Education to Dothan and set up the Internal Medicine Residency Program. He is presently the Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency at Southeast Health. In addition to his role in the residency program, Dr. Tosto teaches part-time at ACOM as Associate Professor of Internal Medicine.  He loves teaching medical students, interns and residents on the inpatient wards at Southeast Health and ACOM.

About the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM)

ACOM is a four-year, comprehensive osteopathic medical school located in Dothan, Alabama. As the academic division of the Houston County Health Care Authority, the private, non-profit college was founded in 2010 to help address the primary care physician shortage in Alabama. ACOM is the third medical school in Alabama and the first osteopathic medical in the state. For more information, visit or stay connected on Facebook and Twitter.

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