||August 7, 2014
||David Mance, Media Relations Coordinator, 509-969-6084 or email@example.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Heritage University Physician Assistant Program to Hold First White Coat Ceremony
Toppenish, WA — Heritage University's new Physician Assistant Educational Program will hold its first ever "White Coat Ceremony" on Saturday, August 9. The ceremony represents a rite of passage for the physician assistant students, who have just finished their preliminary term and will soon work with patients.
During this ceremony, the 32 students of the inaugural class will receive a short white coat to wear while they are seeing patients to designate they are still learning. Once they graduate, they may wear the long coat, which indicates they are now members of the PA profession.
Heritage University President John Bassett will introduce guest speaker Mike Urakawa of the Washington Academy of Physician Assistants (WAPA), who will address the audience. Two faculty members will then cloak each student.
The “White Coat Ceremony” will be held Saturday, August 9 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in Smith Family Hall located inside the Arts & Sciences Center. For more information contact Linda Dale, Physician Assistant Educational Program Director at (509) 865-0706 or firstname.lastname@example.org.