Special to the Mountain Advocate
Randall Mills of Barbourville, Kentucky, received his white coat at the Physician Assistant Program Class of 2016 White Coat Ceremony at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) in Harrogate, Tennessee, on June 27, 2015.
Mills is a second-year physician assistant student at LMU-DCOM.
The White Coat Ceremony is an important, public demonstration of a student’s commitment to patient care and professionalism. During the Ceremony, each physician assistant student is presented and “robed” with his or her short white laboratory coat. The Ceremony is considered to be a rite of passage, in that an individual has demonstrated the qualities and abilities to provide competent care and can move on to the next phase of his or her training.