Students Earn Master’s Degree from King’s Physician Assistant Program

Students Earn Master’s Degree from King’s Physician Assistant Program

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August 24, 2012 - Thirty eight students recently completed the physician assistant studies master’s degree program at King’s College and received their degrees at the College’s annual summer commencement ceremonies.

The Class of 2012 is the 35th graduating class of the King’s Physician Assistant Program, the longest established program in Luzerne or Lackawanna County.  The students in this class had an average GPA of 3.71 (4.0 scale) and spent almost 90,000 hours seeing patients during their clinical rotations of the Professional Phase of the program.

A physician assistant is a dependent mid-level health professional licensed by the state to practice medicine as delegated by and under the supervision of a physician.  Upon successful completion of the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam graduates can practice in almost any field of medicine, including family practice, surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry and orthopedics.  King’s PA graduates have achieved placements throughout the country, many of whom are working in medically underserved areas.

Pictured in first row, from left, is Kaitlyn Hefferan, Audrey Reighard, Kimberly Kleinberger, Chelsea Keehfuss, Anna Domday, Katie Sopp, Jamie Woolfolk, and Jessica Sekelski. Pictured in second row, from left, is  Elyssa Nieddu, Carly Morcom, Ashley Keramas, Adraine Cimino, Colleen Hoeg, Christine Cowell, Shannon Hoffman, Sara Hunter, and Laura Provenzano. Pictured in third row, from left, is Nicole Fonos, Jenna Schappell, Sarah Cordani, Lindsay Smith, Megan Yetter, Chelsey Spadt, Jacquelyne Dalczynski, and Victoria Posatko. Pictured in fourth row, from left, is Colleen Lizewski, Brendan Hartman, Kristen Piazza, Theodore Siskovich, Jillian Tallarico, and Daniel Carducci. Pictured in top row, from left is Michael Dana, Megan Devine, Zachary Leonard, Julie Edwards, Allison Pamlayne, and Andrew Hunadi. Absent from photo was Jennifer Posner.

Pictured in first row, from left, is Kaitlyn Hefferan, Audrey Reighard, Kimberly Kleinberger, Chelsea Keehfuss, Anna Domday, Katie Sopp, Jamie Woolfolk, and Jessica Sekelski.

Pictured in second row, from left, is  Elyssa Nieddu, Carly Morcom, Ashley Keramas, Adraine Cimino, Colleen Hoeg, Christine Cowell, Shannon Hoffman, Sara Hunter, and Laura Provenzano.

Pictured in third row, from left, is Nicole Fonos, Jenna Schappell, Sarah Cordani, Lindsay Smith, Megan Yetter, Chelsey Spadt, Jacquelyne Dalczynski, and Victoria Posatko.

Pictured in fourth row, from left, is Colleen Lizewski, Brendan Hartman, Kristen Piazza, Theodore Siskovich, Jillian Tallarico, and Daniel Carducci.

Pictured in top row, from left is Michael Dana, Megan Devine, Zachary Leonard, Julie Edwards, Allison Pamlayne, and Andrew Hunadi.

Absent from photo was Jennifer Posner.

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