KCU-Joplin holds white coating ceremony for class of 2023
White coat ceremony is symbolic of KCU traditions
JOPLIN, Mo. — Faculty, staff and families welcomed the third class of student doctors to the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Joplin Campus.
Students from across the country walked across the stage to receive their white coats to start their journey to becoming an osteopathic physician.
The white coat ceremony is a symbolic event that passes on the K-C-U traditions and values to its new students.
There are 162 students in the class of 2023.
“I am just so excited about the energy and the enthusiasm and the excitement and the passion that the students have embarking on their careers and being able to have the opportunity to one day in the future take care of people” said Dean of K-C-U, Joplin campus, Laura Rosch.
“It wasn’t until that moment I put the white coat on where it really hit me that it’s actually happening, there’s all these students around me that are going to be my family for the next four years and were going to be one team kind of going into the next generation as healthcare providers” added Ronson Ho, Class of 2023.
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