Physician Assistant White Coat Convocation

The Physician Assistant White Coat Convocation Ceremony will be October 6, 2022 at 6 p.m.

White Coat Convocation

The White Coat Convocation 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 2024.

Naza Abdelrahman
Milana Aminova
Betsy Amsalu
Samantha Bedosky
Steven Bellanie
Courtney Boccio
Christen Botros
Athalia Bravo
Daniella Chiodi
Nowshin Choudhury
Anika Chowdhury
Maria Cipriano
Tareq Coburn
Sydney Coscia
Christina Cullen
Tracy Daley
Marja Lauren Dela Rosa
Julisa Derose
Brianna Donato
Steven Dookie
Maria Escobar
Kelly Farrell
Michael Forcina
Yaritza Herrera
Abigail Hickey
Elizabeth Howlin
Matthew Irwin
Aurimas Jackunas
Christina Jud
Michelle Karol
Zoya Karshigiyeva
Jason Kettenring
Rachel Klein
Vanessa Kleszczewski
Christopher Koulouris
Michael Kurtz
Kendall Kutner
Jacqueline Mattone
Kiara McDonald
Kevin Middleton
Mayasa Monroe
Pamela Morel
Vincent Mule
Connor Musick
Elizabeth Mussalli
Camryn Nichols
Molly Noday
Michelle Paolino
Prachi Patel
Sylvia Paul
Autumn Phillips
Meghan Rettler
Russell Ridulfo
Caleb Roberson
Danielle Romano
Antonio Roselli
Joseph Rugolo
Nardeen Shenouda
Gagandeep Singh
Jamie Sullivan
Natalia Szczech
Marcus Tan
Samantha Torrico
Gabrielle Tricorico
Kaylee Turman
Rhiannon Vaz
Gabrielle Walters
Jaeda Williams
Tony Wu
Laraib Zahid