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The perfect fit: white coat ceremonies

November 11, 2013
Posted In: Features, Headlines

Slipping into that fresh white coat is a symbolic milestone for student dentists, doctors, physical therapists, and physician assistants at ATSU. The coat itself is an emblem of prestige, trust, and professionalism. It’s a tailored, fabric reminder of a student’s oath to care for patients.

525 STUDENTS EARN WHITE COATS

  • 62 DPTs (ASHS class of 2014)
  • 64 PAs (ASHS class of 2015)
  • 42 DMDs (MOSDOH class of 2017)
  • 108 DOs (SOMA class of 2017)
  • 76 DMDs (ASDOH class of 2017)
  • 172 DOs (KCOM class of 2017)
ASHS’ DPT white coat ceremony was held July 15 at the Mesa Arts Center.

ASHS’ DPT white coat
ceremony was held July 15 at the Mesa Arts Center.

ANATOMY OF A WHITE COAT

  • Color White, of course
  • Fabric Polyester cotton blend
  • Pockets Roomy enough to hold an iPad
  • Length Shorter, hip-length coats are associated with those in training

ALL BUTTONED UP

  • $16,000+ given in support of ATSU white coat programs
  • $26.88 avg. cost of a white coat
On July 13, KCOM DO students jump into new white coats.

On July 13, KCOM DO students jump into new white coats.

SIZING UP THE RESEARCH

White coats make you smarter According to a 2012 study at Northwestern University, wearing a white lab coat improved performance on tests requiring close and sustained attention. The research examines how wardrobe impacts thinking and behavior.

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