Medical student receives honor

Osman Atiq of Pine Bluff received his white coat at the White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2017 at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tenn., Sept. 21.

Atiq is a first-year osteopathic medical student at LMU-DCOM. Prior to enrolling at the school, Atiq attended the University of Arkansas Little Rock.

The White Coat Ceremony is a special ceremony designed to mark a student’s entrance into medical school. During the ceremony, each medical student is presented and “robed” with his or her short white laboratory coat, formalizing and welcoming the student’s entrance into the study of medicine.