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FSU College of Medicine to Hold Inaugural White Coat Ceremony for Physician Assistant Students

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CONTACT: Doug Carlson
(850) 645-1255; doug.carlson@med.fsu.edu

Jan. 17, 2018

FSU COLLEGE OF MEDICINE TO HOLD INAUGURAL WHITE COAT CEREMONY FOR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDENTS


Members of the Florida State University College of Medicine’s first physician assistant class will receive white coats this week in a traditional ceremony symbolizing professional competence and human compassion.

The ceremony will take place:

FRIDAY, JAN. 19

4 P.M.

DURELL PEADEN AUDITORIUM, COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

1115 W. CALL ST.

TALLAHASSEE, FLA.


The College of Medicine graduated its first class of M.D. students in 2005. In August, the college’s new School of Physician Assistant Practice welcomed its first 40 PA students.

PAs provide another layer of primary-care providers capable of strengthening the College of Medicine’s commitment to improving access to care in Florida and beyond. They work as part of a health care team under a physician’s supervision. Students in the FSU PA program spend 27 months learning within the same network of faculty physicians who teach FSU medical students.

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