More than 260 future health professionals will receive their first white coat at Touro University Nevada’s annual White Coat Ceremony on Sunday, October 17 at 3 p.m. inside of the Bally’s Las Vegas Events Center.
The white coat is a symbol widely recognized in society, emblematic of an individual’s education and credentials as a healer. The ceremony marks the beginning of a journey for 26 students of the inaugural physical therapy class of 2012, 40 physical therapy students of the class of 2013, 139 osteopathic medical students from the class of 2014 and 55 physician assistant candidates from the class of 2012, as they accept the responsibilities of a health care professional in front of family and friends.
“We are pleased to celebrate this important step for Touro’s future graduates,” said Senior Provost and CEO Michael Harter, Ph.D. “With the increasing need for quality health care professionals in Southern Nevada, the white coat ceremony is a tangible demonstration of the accomplishments these students have made so far in their journey to becoming our community’s future health and wellness workforce.”
About Touro University Nevada
Touro University Nevada (TUN) is a private, non-profit institution that was established to help address critical needs in health care and education and as a resource for community service in the state of Nevada. TUN opened its doors in 2004 with 78 medical students. Today, its home to more than 1,700 students, in a wide variety of degree programs in osteopathic medicine, physician assistant studies, education, medical health sciences, nursing, occupational therapy and physical therapy. The university’s Henderson campus includes a full-service patient health center and multi-disciplinary Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. For more information on TUN, please visit www.tun.touro.edu or call 702- 777-8687.