For Immediate Release
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August 31, 1011 - Thirty four 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.
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. Physician assistants perform physical exams, diagnose illnesses, develop and carry out treatment plans, order and interpret lab tests and assist in surgeries.
Upon successful completion of the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE), 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.
The King’s College physician assistant program has been preparing students for the profession through sophisticated didactic and clinical training in all areas of general medicine for more than 30 years. King’s students have almost a 100 percent pass rate on the PANCE since the program’s inception.
Pictured in first row, from left, is Odessa Speirs, Alyssa Kramer, Stacy Kociolek, Danielle Pachkoski, Sarah Hester, Brittney Brelefski, Laura Temprine, and Kimberly Peron.
Shown in second row, from left, is Rebecca Pociask, Lindsey Pucilowski, Stacey Lauffer, Angela Bahlatzis, Abigail Race, Amanda Munley, Julie Messina, Chelsea Sprau, and Brittany Layton.
Pictured in third row, from left, is Sarah Chase, Danielle Alesso, Alyssa Posterick, Carrie Olson, Jenna Freudig, Kristen Campbell, Monica Christopher, Helen Mattsson, Kira Wyands, and Jayme Timmons.
Shown in fourth row, from left, is Timothy Kraynack, Matthew Morgan, John Kearns, Jason Kendzor, Richard Rogers, Adam Hellyer, and Josh Shallenberger.
King’s College is a Catholic College Sponsored by the congregation of Holy Cross.