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White Coat Ceremony 2016

White Coat Ceremony 2016

Class of 2018 Inaugural White Coat Ceremony

The Case Western Reserve University, Physician Assistant Inaugural White Coat Ceremony was held on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 11:00 am in Iris S. And Bert L. Wolstein Research Building.

Pamela Davis, MD, PhD, Dean of the School of Medicine welcomes attendees to the White Coat Ceremony.Pamela Davis, MD, PhD, Dean of the School of Medicine welcomes attendees to the White Coat Ceremony.

Cynthia Booth Lord, MHS, PA-C and Founding Director of the PA Program introduces the Keynote SpeakersCynthia Booth Lord, MHS, PA-C and Founding Director of the PA Program introduces the Keynote Speaker, Alfred M. Sadler, Jr., MD, FACP

New PA students listen raptly to Dr. Sadler’s Keynote Address.

New PA students listen raptly to Dr. Sadler’s Keynote Address.

New PA students listen raptly to Dr. Sadler’s Keynote Address.

Hilary B. Petersen, PA-C, Director of the Didactic Curriculum for the PA Program hands the white coat to the student.Hilary B. Petersen, PA-C, Director of the Didactic Curriculum for the Physician Assistant Program hands the white coat to the student.

Anastasia Rowland-Seymour, reads the Physician Assistant Professional Oath with the newly coated PA students.Anastasia Rowland-Seymour, MD, Director of Preventive Medicine and Community Health Engagement for the Physician Assistant Program, reads the Physician Assistant Professional Oath with the newly coated PA students.

Dean Davis and Charles L. Hudson Jr. pose with the certificate honoring the memory of his father. Dr. Charles Hudson was a founder, advocate and contributor to the establishment of the Physician Assistant profession and will be forever remembered through the naming of the new Physician Assistant Society: The Charles L. Hudson Society.Dean Davis and Charles L. Hudson Jr. pose with the certificate honoring the memory of his father.Dean Davis and Charles L. Hudson Jr. pose with the certificate honoring the memory of his father. Dr. Charles Hudson was a founder, advocate and contributor to the establishment of the Physician Assistant profession and will be forever remembered through the naming of the new Physician Assistant Society: The Charles L. Hudson Society.

Four students with their signed books.Four students with their signed books.

Two new Physician Assistant studentsTwo new Physician Assistant students!

Patricia A. Thomas, MD, Vice Dean for Medical Education is introduced to attendees.Patricia A. Thomas, MD, Vice Dean for Medical Education is introduced to attendees.

Dr. Sadler's Keynote Address was entitled: "You Have Chosen a Great Career."

Dr. Sadler's Keynote Address was entitled: "You Have Chosen a Great Career."Dr. Sadler's Keynote Address was entitled: "You Have Chosen a Great Career."

Casey Schroeder-Jenkinson, PhD, Director of Interprofessional Education, Simulation, and Outcomes for the Physician Assistant Program reads each new student’s name while Dean Davis, and Vice Dean Thomas shake the student’s hand.

Cynthia Booth Lord, MHS, PA-C, Founding Director of Physician Assistant Program “coats’ each student.

The new PA students read the Oath while Dr. Sadler, and Professor Booth Lord look on.The new PA students read the Oath while Dr. Sadler, and Professor Booth Lord look on.

Keynote speaker Dr. Alfred Sadler, MD signs his book entitled: “The Physician Assistant: An Illustrated History” for each CWRU PA student.

Students enjoy a reception with family, faculty and friends after the ceremony.Students enjoy a reception with family, faculty and friends after the ceremony.

White Coat group photo. Welcome new PA students!White Coat group photo. Welcome new PA students!