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School of Medicine honors second class of physician assistant students with white coat ceremony

PHOTO:  Huntington native Mitchell Hall receives his white coat during the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s second White Coat Ceremony for its Class of 2024 physician assistant (PA) students Saturday, June 4, 2022, at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va.—The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine held its second White Coat Ceremony for its Class of 2024 physician assistant (PA) students Saturday, June 4, 2022, at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center.   

“PAs play a unique role within the health care team by working alongside many other providers to extend the reach of health care to the community,” said Mitchell Hall, Class of 2024 physician assistant student from Huntington, West Virginia.  “The white coat ceremony is a big milestone in our journey to become a health care provider and a reminder of the great responsibility we are being entrusted with.”

White coat ceremonies have become a common tradition at most medical and physician assistant schools. Marshall University began the annual event for medical students in 1996.

The PA program is housed in the Robert W. Coon Education Building on the campus of the Hershel “Woody” Williams VA Medical Center in Huntington and takes 28 months to complete.

Video of the ceremony is available at: https://livestream.com/marshallu

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Contact: Michele McKnight, Assistant Director of External Affairs, 304-691-1713


Date Posted: Saturday, June 04, 2022