September 22, 2017  

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USM Students Receive White Coats from Doctor of Audiology Program

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Pictured left to right: Mason Mault, Mary Brunson, Anna Scarbrough and Stephen Williams. (Submitted photo)

The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences' Doctor of Audiology program at The University of Southern Mississippi held its annual White Coat Ceremony on Friday, April 22 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

Those who earned white coats include: Mary Brunson, Mason Mault, Anna Scarbrough, and Stephen Williams. These outstanding individuals were awarded their White Coats by Dr. Amy Chasteen Miller, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Kathy Yadrick, Associate Dean of Research for the College of Health.

The White Coat Ceremony is an annual tradition involving third-year doctoral students in audiology who receive their white coats while surrounded by University faculty and staff, family, and friends. The ceremony celebrates the end of the academic education for these students and the transition to extensive clinical training during a nine-month externship.

These students will be completing externships in Veterans Health Care Systems in Biloxi, ENT Physicians of North Mississippi, Arkansas Otolaryngology Center in Little Rock, as well as LeBonheur Children’s  Hospital in Tennessee.