By Tammy Gay
Physician Assistant students received their white
coats and took the PA oath during the annual convocation
and white coat ceremony Sunday.
7, 2001 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Faculty
and staff of the University
of Kentucky physician assistant studies program
celebrated the beginning of training of their newest
class of students as well as presented second-year
students a white coat as they embark upon the
start of their clinical experiences.
On Sunday, Jan. 6, in Memorial Hall, the newest
PA class met current students during the programs
convocation and white coat ceremony. Along with receiving
their white coat, the 55 PA students took the physician
The PA program, which is the only program of its
kind in Kentucky, is a division of the UK
College of Allied Health Professions. It converted
to a masters level program in February 2001
after being a bachelors program for more than
two decades. This years class
includes graduates of 13 Kentucky colleges and universities.
Each January, 55 students are enrolled in the 100-credit-hour,