Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine celebrated the Cleveland cohort Master of Science in Anesthesia Class of 2024 during a white coat ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Frank N. and Jocelyne K. Linsalata Alumni Center.
The ceremony began with Executive Director Joseph Rifici sharing opening remarks, followed by 24 students reciting the oath and receiving their coats. The professional milestone signifies an official step into the profession of certified anesthesiologist assistants.
“We are excited to celebrate our Class of 2024 with the presentation of their white coats,” said Carie Twichell, associate program director in Cleveland. “They continue to work hard in the classroom and clinical setting to embody professionalism within the medical community and use scientific knowledge to care for patients with respect and dignity.”
The students will wear their white coats for the next two years as they are immersed in didactic instruction, simulation and hands-on clinical training. The rigorous curriculum enables students to work with higher acuity cases, test their skills in emergency situations and grow increasingly confident in the operating room.
Case Western Reserve University also offers the program in Austin and Houston, Texas, as well as Washington D.C.—in total 78 students make up the Master of Science in Anesthesiology Class of 2024.