For physical therapists, the white coat ceremony is a tradition that dates back more than 40 years. It signifies the transition from the classroom and didactic learning to the clinic and experiential learning for students in health care professions.
PT white coats are purchased for students each year by generous donations from alumni and frieds of the UB DPT program.
DPT Class of 2024 and their guests sit in Hayes Hall hearing opening remarks at the start of the PT White Coat ceremony.
Students visit with each other in their seats waiting for the White Coat ceremony to begin in Hayes Hall.
Group photo of the class of 2024 physical therapy students wearing their white coats on the exterior steps of Hayes Hall.
After receiving their white coats, students stand as a group and read aloud the physical therapy oath of professional performance.