Medical students at the University of Michigan are going viral for walking out of their 'white coat' ceremony, when an anti-abortion keynote speaker took to the podium.

Dr Kristin Collier was about to deliver a speech, when dozens of future doctors began piling out of the room because of her online comments about abortion, and they even set up a petition for a new keynote speaker to replace her.

"The white coat ceremony is not a platform for discussion of controversial issues," a spokesperson for Michigan Medicine told UNILAD.

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