The 2016 class of the Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics program had reason to celebrate recently as they received an important symbol of their medical training – their first white coat.
The White Coat ceremony, held Thursday, June 18, marks the completion of basic sciences and didactic coursework. These 20 students will now experience hands-on training as they enter the clinical residency and research portion of the program.
Students were given their white coats from their mentors.
“Why a white coat? Because we want you to be something different. We want you to be something more,” Jared Howell, director of the MSOP program, said. “You are embarking on a new era of orthotics and prosthetics. You are entering a medical profession and we want you to carry that torch.”
Read more about the MSOP program.