Dr. Leah McKnight-Haas to serve as White Coat Ceremony keynote speaker

ACOM is pleased to announce that Leah McKnight-Haas, DO, will serve as keynote speaker for the Class of 2024 White Coat Ceremony.

Dr. McKnight-Haas is a board certified family medicine physician with a specialty in Obesity Medicine. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Judson College and went on to study medicine at the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (formally known as Pikeville College of Osteopathic Medicine). She completed residency at the University of South Alabama where she served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Leah McKnight-Haas is currently a partner in private practice at Southern Clinic and serves as a clinical faculty preceptor for the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine. She also serves as Medical Director for Encompass Hospice and Southeast Alabama Home Health Care. Dr. McKnight-Haas is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Alabama Medical Association, and the Obesity Medicine Association. She is dedicated to providing quality, individualized care for her patients.

White Coat Ceremony is an annual celebration that represents a rite of passage for a first-year medical student and an important step in the journey toward becoming an osteopathic physician. This year’s event will be presented virtually to promote the health and safety of our students, their families and the ACOM community in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual pre-recorded ceremony will include footage of students being coated by ACOM faculty members. The virtual White Coat Ceremony will air on ACOM’s Facebook page and YouTube channel on Sunday, November 8, 2020, at 2 p.m. CT.