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Marshall’s School of Physical Therapy to hold first White Coat Ceremony

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University’s School of Physical Therapy will conduct its first White Coat Ceremony and Presentation Day beginning at 1 p.m. Friday, May 3, at the school’s location in the St. Mary’s Center for Education at 2847 5th Ave.

“Our students have just completed their first year in the program, and will be completing their first clinical internships this summer and early fall,” said Dr. Penny Kroll, professor of physical therapy and chair of the school. “This is the perfect time to give them their white coats as they move from work done primarily in the classroom to clinical rotations.”

The keynote address will be given by Dr. Tamara Gravano, director of clinical education for the school.

In addition to the brief ceremony, the students will be presenting information about patient cases on which they have worked during the past academic year. Cases to be covered include ankle fractures and sprains, hip arthroplasty, rotator cuff repair and connective tissue disfunction, among others.

The school’s facility also will be open for tours after the presentations, Kroll said.

For further information, persons may contact Kroll by e-mail at or by phone at 304-696-5614.

For further information, contact:  Office of University Communications
Marshall University | 213 Old Main | Huntington, WV 25755-1090
Fax: (304) 696-3197