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Physician Assistant Students Get White Coats

By Tammy Gay

 

The PA program, which is the only program of its kind in Kentucky, is a division of the UK College of Health Sciences. It converted to a master’s level program in February 2001 after more than two decades as a bachelor’s program. Each January, students are enrolled in the 100-credit-hour, 30-month program.

 

Jan. 21, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- The University of Kentucky physician assistant (PA) studies program celebrated the beginning of training for the newest class of students embarking upon their clinical experience during its annual convocation and white coat ceremony Sunday, Jan. 19.

In addition to receiving their white coats, 39 students took the physician assistant oath.

The PA program, which is the only program of its kind in Kentucky, is a division of the UK College of Health Sciences. It converted to a master’s level program in February 2001 after more than two decades as a bachelor’s program. Each January, students are enrolled in the 100-credit-hour, 30-month program. This year’s new class of students includes graduates of 13 Kentucky colleges and universities.


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