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Class of 2023 Celebrates Graduation

Group of graduates wearing regaliaAt the close of 2023, 17 students graduated from the Physician Assistant program with a Master of Health in Physician Assistant Studies. In a ceremony hosted on Friday, December 8 at Moeser Auditorium, students were celebrated for their hard work and accomplishments during their two years in the program.

Dr. Meg Zomorodi, Associate Provost for Interprofessional Health Initiatives and professor in UNC’s School of Nursing, served as the keynote speaker and shared valuable insight into the important roles physician assistants play in the interprofessional health care setting.

Following remarks from class president Mike Holsten, each student received his or her hood, and PA program faculty announced award recipients.

The graduation ceremony concluded with a reception for graduates and their loved ones.

Class of 2025 Recognized at Annual White Coat Ceremony

As one class concluded their time in the UNC PA program, another was just beginning. The class of 2025 kicked off their studies in January 2024 and participated in the program’s annual White Coat Ceremony on February 2 in the MBRB Auditorium. Keynote speaker Matt Fram, PA-C, a class of 2020 alumnus of the program, shared insight into the various uses for and meanings of the white coat as one progresses through his or her career as a physician assistant.

Students donned their white coats on stage, and upon return to their seats the group stood and recited the Hippocratic Oath for the first time together, led by PA program faculty.

The Division of Physician Assistant Studies looks forward to seeing the great things each cohort will accomplish both during their time at UNC and upon entering the workforce.