Samaan of Antioch receives white coat in PA program

Marina Samaan of Antioch received a white coat at the Physician Assistant Program Class of 2017 White Coat Ceremony at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) in Harrogate, Tennessee, on June 25, 2016.

Samaan is a second-year physician assistant student at LMU-DCOM. Prior to enrolling in the Physician Assistant Program at LMU-DCOM, Samaan attended Tennessee Technological University.

The first White Coat Ceremony was held in 1993 at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and is now a standard ritual in physician assistant programs as well as allopathic and osteopathic medical schools across the country. 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.

The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine Physician Assistant program is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. LMU-DCOM PA Program is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of physician assistants to provide health care in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DCOM, call 1-800-325-0900, ext. 7108, email [email protected], or visit us online at http://med.LMUnet.edu.

Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or e-mail at[email protected].