Patch Adams Commits to Commencement
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – Patch Adams, M.D., is the June 2008 School of Health Management commencement speaker.
Dr. Adams, the real person behind the hit movie starring Robin Williams, is a nationally known speaker and author on wellness, laughter, and humor as well as on health care and health care systems. He approaches the issues of personal, community, and global health with zestful exuberance. Dr. Adams believes that the most revolutionary act one can commit in our world is to be happy.
A.T. Still University is the leading institution at the forefront of multidisciplinary healthcare education founded on the principles of whole person care. It boasts Arizona’s first and only dental school, the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health,and the world’s first osteopathic medical school, the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. The University also provides osteopathic medical education through its newest school, the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona. In addition, it offers online health management training programs through its School of Health Management and trains healthcare professionals in several allied health fields through the Arizona School of Health Sciences in Mesa, Arizona.