Drexel Physician Assistant Students Embark on New Phase of Their Education
September 22, 2015
The White Coat Ceremony for physician assistant (PA) students at Drexel University was held on Thursday, September 3, 2015. This momentous occasion marked the conclusion of the didactic phase of the PA class of 2016’s education and the beginning of the clinical phase.
Clay Warnick, MD, medical director of the Congestive Heart Failure Clinic at Chester County Cardiology Associates and medical director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and co-medical director of the Heart Failure Program at the Chester County Hospital, addressed students at Mandell Theater. He noted that the White Coat Ceremony is meant to welcome “those embarking on their medical careers to the community of practitioners by giving them a powerful symbol of compassion and honor. It also gives them a standard against which they must measure their every act of care to the patients who trust them.”
Patrick Auth, PhD, chair of the Physician Assistant Department, is confident in the abilities and hearts of the PA Class of 2016. He said, “This is a remarkable class of physician assistant students, characterized by their dedication to the community, commitment to providing high quality healthcare for their patients and the spirit to support each other to be the best PAs possible.”
Congratulations to the students, and best of luck during the next chapter of your educational journey.