PA white coat ceremony 2016
Pace PA students took part in a White Coat ceremony on August 18, 2016.
Speakers who helped mark this significant milestone in the careers of the PA students included Provost Uday Sukhatme, ScD; Dean Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN; Associate Clinical Professor Susan Cappelmann, MS, MT (ASCP), PA-C, who is also director and chair of the PA program; and Jonathan Sobel, MBA, PA-C, Senior Administrative Director, Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health. The student speaker was Albert Mitta.
The symbolic ceremony marked the students’ move from didactic (classroom learning) to clinical rotations (hands-on patient care). Speakers inspired students to successfully complete their studies and have a long-term commitment to their chosen field as compassionate, caring professionals. Students were “coated” by their advisors and took an oath of professional practice.