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Graduation 2011

December 10, 2011 marked the 38th graduation for the Emory University Physician Assistant Program.  The graduation day began with a morning ceremony held in Cox Hall on the Emory campus, as each student received their long white coat.  Graduates chose a friend, mentor or family member that had made a significant contribution to their PA education, and this designated person "coated" the graduate at the ceremony.  Also at the brunch, awards were given to several distinguished recipients:

  • Outstanding PA of the Year: Sheila Mayo, PA-C  
  • Community Preceptor of the Year: Josh Donner, MD
  • Didactic Teacher of the Year: Janice Herbert-Carter, MD
  • Clinical Teacher of the Year: Carlos Alarcon, MD

The PA Class of 2011 made it official as they walked across the stage at the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Building that afternoon.  The graduates were cheered on by many happy family, friends and alumni as they received their master's hoods and diplomas.  Eight members of the Class of 2011 were Dual Degree Candidates, receiving their MMSc hoods as well as their MPH hoods and diplomas from Dr. Jodie Guest.  Dr. Arvin Singh, distinguished Internal Medicine physician at Emory, was selected by the class as the graduation speaker.  He spoke to the graduates about the courage needed to stand up for personal beliefs and achieving important career and life goals.

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