Mount St. Joseph University

Physician Assistant Program Holds Inaugural White Coat Ceremony

Academics, Campus News, Physician Assistant Studies, School of Health Sciences, Department of Physician Assistant Studies

By: London Bishop

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The inaugural class of Mount St. Joseph University's Physician Assistant program held their White Coat Ceremony on Thursday, November 8, 2018.

The White Coat Ceremony is a tradition in many health sciences programs, as it marks the students' induction into the clinical studies portion of their education. It is a special and meaningful time for these future health care professionals as they prepare to start their second year of education in earnest.

Mount St. Joseph University is the only university in the Greater Cincinnati area to offer a Physician Assistant (PA) program, enabling students to earn a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) in 27 months.

Mount St. Joseph University has been granted Accreditation-Provisional status for the Physician Assistant program. Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.