Throughout his naval career, Dr. Cowan served as an academician, practitioner, researcher and teacher with numerous tours of duty around the world. He accepted the invitation to be the keynote speaker of the White Coat Ceremony not only because he believes the ceremony itself is a great idea - celebrating the onset of something – but also because of his close association with University President Michael H. Mittelman, OD ’80, MPH, MBA, FAAO, FACHE.
When Graham Seering, ‘21PA, stepped onto the stage to get his white coat, there were audible gasps throughout the audience. Standing at six feet, seven inches tall, Seering could very well be the tallest person in this year’s incoming group of students. And it may have occurred to more than one audience member, “Do they have a white coat big enough to fit this guy?”
The resource fair is a way for students to not only meet different service departments on campus – like the technology and learning resource Center, the Center for Personal and Professional Development, the on-campus clinical facilities – but also external organizations brought in by the University such as insurance companies, Temple Physicians clinic, and Campus Philly, which provides information about the Philadelphia area to the students.
Imagine trying to walk two blocks, complete with sidewalk sales tables, people sitting outside cafes talking on cellphones and enjoying coffee, and owners walking their dogs on leashes. No big deal, right? OK, then try doing it blindfolded.That’s what students in the University’s Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies (BLVS) Orientation and Mobility (O&M) program did in late July on the streets of Philadelphia’s Chestnut Hill neighborhood.
The University’s Physician Assistant (PA) students participate annually in a hands-on pediatric workshop as an experimental learning component of the program’s physical diagnosis course. Pediatric patients, ranging from three months to seven years of age, served as the subjects for the exams. Their parents helped facilitate at each of the practice stations.