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      A.T. Still University welcomes Class of 2018

      The White Coat Ceremonies were held Saturday as A.T. Still University welcomes the Class of 2018.

      After receiving over 5,000 applications, A.T. Still University has formally inducted students to its clinical programs.

      A.T.S.U. held its White Coat Ceremonies Saturday at Baldwin Hall on the Truman State University Campus.

      This new class of students were accepted to both the Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-MOSDOH) and Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM).

      Each student received a white doctor's coat with a pin. The White Coat Ceremony was established in 1996 and impresses upon first-year students the significance and symbolism of wearing a doctor's coat.

      The dental class is comprised of 42 students,17 men and 25 women. Sixteen states are represented within the class, including 12 students from Missouri and one graduate from Truman State University.

      The medical class is leading with 172 students, 94 men and 78 women. Thirty-one states are represented within the class, including 51 students from Missouri and seven graduates from Truman State University. Additionally, eight students have been accepted into ATSU-KCOM's residential two-year biomedical sciences graduate program.

      The university will begin classes on Monday morning. Best wishes and good luck to the A.T. Still University Class of 2018.