At ATSU, the White Coat Ceremony is a symbol of a student’s dedication to becoming a compassionate, competent healthcare professional.

On July 15, more than 300 ATSU students filled the Mesa Arts Center as they eagerly awaited their respective White Coat Ceremony. Students from ATSU-ASDOH, ATSU-SOMA, and ATSU-ASHS’ Physician Assistant Studies (PA) and Doctor of Physical Therapy programs celebrated this milestone event, marking the beginning of their journey into a career in healthcare. In addition, 70 students from the PA class of 2017 participated in a pinning ceremony, representing the completion of a didactic year of study and entry into the clinical phase of the program.