School of Health Professions

Orthotics and Prosthetics Program hosts White Coat Ceremony for 2025 cohort

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June 10, 2024

The School of Health Professions — Orthotics and Prosthetics Program hosted its White Coat Ceremony for the class of 2025 Friday at the Cullen Auditorium on Baylor College of Medicine’s main campus.  

The annual ceremony honored first-year students for completing the preclinical phase of the program. Students received their white coats and recited the Oath of Practice for Orthotists and Prosthetists to mark their transition into the 18-month residency phase.  

Dr. Ashley Mullen, program director of the Orthotics and Prosthetics Program, delivered a speech at the ceremony. Mullen praised the class for their accomplishments and advised the cohort to see residency as an opportunity to grow as clinicians.  

“I am proud of you for your hard work and determination,” Mullen said. “Lean into the strength that you have built this year. Embrace the opportunity to learn from some of the best clinicians in the country.”

The ceremony included additional remarks from the program’s community, including 2025 Class President Samantha Johnson. Johnson encouraged her classmates to overcome the self-doubt they may have throughout residency by remembering what they accomplished during the preclinical phase.  

“You are capable,” Johnson said. “You do deserve to be where you are. You are on the right path. And I for one can’t wait to see where each of your paths take you, because I know it will be somewhere truly amazing.”  

The class completed 49 exams, worked with patient models 21 times and finished nearly 387 lab hours. The program continued celebrating the class for its accomplishments at an open reception in the Orthotics and Prosthetics Lab. The reception included refreshments for attendees and gift bags for the class.