The College of Mount St. Joseph held a White Coat ceremony on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 for 35 students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. Dr. Marsha Eifert-Mangine, associate professor of physical therapy, made the presentation.
The American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) Brad Campaign promotes: One of the most effective ways for us to elevate the status of physical therapists in the eyes of physicians, nurse practitioners, the insurance industry, and consumers is for us to behave as health care professionals. This behavior can be demonstrated in how we manage our business and work environment and in how we conductor ourselves with patients and other professionals. One example of this includes appropriate attire and maintaining a professional personal appearance. The white coat designates a physical therapist as a "professional" health care provider who fosters professionalism, entrepreneurialism, inspirational qualities, and knowledgeable patient care.
Congratuations to the Mount's DPT students!