Ann Blackford

By

College: Health Sciences

UK Physician Assistant Studies Program Holds White Coat Ceremony

Published: Feb 20, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 20, 2013) – The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies (PAS) class of 2015 received their white coats Friday, Feb. 15, during a ceremony in UK Chandler Hospital's Pavilion A Auditorium.

 

During the ceremony PAS students received their white coats and then took the Physician Assistant Professional Oath. The UK PAS program presented white coats to 58 new students during the ceremony. In attendance were faculty and staff from the PAS program and the College of Health Sciences, as well as the friends and families of the PAS students.

 

“The white coat ceremony is one the utmost highlights of a student’s tenure while enrolled in the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Program,” said Brad Schwarz, PAS division director and associate professor. “It truly marks the beginning of a rite of passage as the student is accepting and fulfilling the role of a medical professional. The student is expected to assume and maintain a greater level of expectation and responsibility.” 

 

The white coat ceremony is a relatively new tradition originating in 1989 at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine, with the first full-fledged ceremony taking place in 1993 at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. These ceremonies are now considered a rite of passage for those entering into a health care profession as it symbolizes the responsibility to uphold the tenets of the Physician Assistant Professional Oath and signifies the transition from the classroom to the clinic.

 

“This is also a special moment for the families as well as the faculty and staff.  As the division director, this event truly energizes me to serve as the best role model possible and teacher. It reminds all of us that we are part of higher calling; what a privilege."

 

For more information about the physician assistant studies program at the UK’s College of Health Sciences, visit www.mc.uky.edu/pa.

 

Media Contact: Ann Blackford at ann.blackford@uky.edu or (859) 312-3587.

 

2013pawhitecoat-227.jpg
January
 
 
 
 
1
 
Thu
2
 
Fri
3
 
Sat
4
 
Sun
5
 
Mon
6
 
Tue
7
 
Wed
8
 
Thu
9
 
Fri
10
 
Sat
11
 
Sun
12
 
Mon
13
Job Club: Job Search Strategies for the New Year: A 15 Day Action Plan
Tue
14
Bicycle Trivia
LNFS Presents: Hercules
Wildcat Wellness: Meditation
Wed
15
LNFS Presents: Dazed and Confused
LNFS Presents: Boyhood
MLK "I Have A Dream" Silent March, Vigil & Program
Thu
16
MLK Multicutural Org Fair
Fri
17
 
Sat
18
 
Sun
19
 
Mon
20
 
Tue
21
LNFS Presents: Mission Impossible 3
Wildcat Wellness: Meditation
Caregiver Support Group
Wed
22
LNFS Presents: Big Hero 6
LNFS Presents: Together With You (He ni zai yi ki)
Thu
23
LNFS Presents: Five Broken Cameras
LNFS Presents: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
National Student Exchange (NSE) Info Session
Cultural Coffee Hour
Fri
24
Pershing Rifles Drill Meet
Welcome Back Students Swing Dance!
Sat
25
 
Sun
26
Career & Major Exploration Session @ 11 a.m.
Career & Major Exploration Session @ Noon
Career & Major Exploration Session @ 2 p.m.
Mon
27
Pinterest Party #1
Job Club: Using Networking to Find and Land a Hidden Job
Career & Major Exploration Session @ 1 p.m.
Career & Major Exploration Session @ 2 p.m.
Career & Major Exploration Session @ 3 p.m.
Tue
28
LNFS Presents: There Will Be Blood
Wildcat Wellness: Meditation
National Student Exchange (NSE) Info Session
Chapel Talk: Why The Church Should Support Marriage Equality
Wed
29
LNFS Presents: Mulholland Drive
LNFS Presents: Fury
Tattoo Exhibit
CatWatch Party #1
Thu
30
LNFS Presents: Clerks
LNFS Presents: Friday
Cultural Coffee Hour
Faculty Media Depot Opening Reception
Fri
31
 
Sat
Reset Page