Kristen Burgess, of Middletown, a doctor of physical therapy student at University of the Sciences, received a white coat at the 12th annual Physical Therapy White Coat Ceremony.

Kristen Burgess, of Middletown, a doctor of physical therapy student at University of the Sciences, received a white coat at the 12th annual Physical Therapy White Coat Ceremony on Sept. 10.

The White Coat Ceremony is an annual rite of passage for fourth-year students in USciences' six-year physical therapy program. Burgess will continue on the path to receiving a doctor of physical therapy degree in May 2019.

Donning their white coats, the more than 75 student-physical therapists recited the Oath of a Physical Therapist, a gesture to reinforce their commitment to working with patients compassionately and to enhancing their health and well-being.

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