Physician Assistant White Coat Ceremony

The Physician Assistant White Coat Ceremony will be October 8, 2024 at 6 p.m. in Marillac Auditorium.

White Coat Ceremony

The White Coat Ceremony is a symbolic rite of passage for students of the healing arts. For the physician assistant student, it signifies a professional relationship with other colleagues who provide healthcare services. This ceremony reaffirms the medical community’s support of the educational process that prepares future health providers for practice. On this day, students pledge their commitment to the physician assistant profession and the health of the patients they serve. Contributing to the care and healing of others is a privilege and a responsibility. The White Coat worn by each physician assistant student is more than a familiar lab coat: it is a cloak of caring, compassion, and service.

Ceremony Program (PDF)

Physician Assistant Oath of Commitment

I pledge to perform the following duties with honesty and dedication:

  • I will hold as my primary responsibility the health, safety, welfare and dignity of all human beings.
  • I will uphold the tenets of patient autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence and justice.
  • I will recognize and promote the value of diversity.
  • I will treate equally all persons who seek my care.
  • I will hold in confidence the information shared in the course of practicing medicine.
  • I will assess my personal capabilities and limitations, striving always to improve my medical practice. 
  • I will actively seek to expand my knowledge and skills, keeping abreast of advances in medicine. 
  • I will work with other members of the health care team to provide compassionate and effective care of patients.
  • I will use my knowledge and experience to contribute to an improved community.
  • I will respect my professional relationship with the physician. 
  • I will share and expand knowledge within the profession.

    These duties are pledged with sincerity and upon my honor. 


The faculty, administrators, and staff of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences wish to extend our congratulations to the Physician Assistant Class of 2025.

Sariana Almonte

Sophia Altimari

Zainab Baig

Caroline Bak

Lauren Baxter

Adam Birch

Brandon Bonnano

Corey Bova

Jonathan Bram

Courtlyn Cannon

Sabrina Carrero

Anaisha Chatterjjee

Jinha Choi

Julia Cohen

Andrew Colletta

Gianna Coluccio

Juliet Costa

Brooke Cradin

Julina Darmanin

Angelina Deonarine

Amanda DePinto

Sherine De Silva

Elisabeth Dimitratos

Katia Dinan

Jessica DiRico

Michael DuQuesnay

Alexandra Faraj

Gianna Galu

Massiel Garcia

Amanda Giron

Danielle Grimaldi

David Guzhnay

Nadeen Hassan

Abbas Iqbal

Thomas Kampo

Ishpreet Kaur

Sukhwinder Kaur

Michael Khaimov

Ryan Kirschner

Patrick Kuflewski

Caleb Lemus

Zhan Lin

Elizabeth Loyola

Danielle Lucas

Kaitlyn Mahony

William Maughan

Kathryn Mellon

Christopher Melton

Jenna Meyers

Nicholas Miller

Margaret Montero

Aysha Mughal

Andy Nan

Michael O’Donnell

Andrew Oswald

David Paharoukov

Christina Patellos

Ketty Pena

Tyler Polakovich

Luke Renda

Alex Rodriguez

Ryan Sandler

Robert Santos

Urooj Shabbir

Joher Sheikh

Raffaele Simone

Matthew Small

Eugerta Tataj

Paula Tobar

Thomas Urena

Brandon Wolfson