Students in the Physician Assistant Program at Penn State College of Medicine take part in the White Coat Ceremony in 2016, during which the students receive their white coats signifying the start of their training. Three female students are seen in the foreground, reading from the event program, with a male and female student visible in the background.

Physician Assistant (PA) Program

For PA Program Alumni

If you graduated from Penn State College of Medicine’s Physician Assistant Program, there are many ways to get involved, update your information, and connect with the Penn State Alumni Association.

Update Your Information

Update your information securely online through the Penn State Alumni Association, or email Alumni Relations with changes in your contact info.

Serve as a Clinical Preceptor

The program welcomes the opportunity to work with our graduates across the country to expand clinical experiences for current and future Penn State PA students. Consider getting involved in the training of your future colleagues that will represent Penn State so well ... just like you do!

Contact Clinical Year Assistant Lori Schreckengast at lschreckengast@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-0003, ext. 281114.

Write a Note of Well Wishes

Help us welcome the new class of PA students by submitting a note of well wishes. New students will receive your handwritten note in their white coat pocket after being cloaked.

If you are interested in participating, please email Caryn Stopper at cstopper@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.

Attend the White Coat Ceremony

Alumni are welcome to attend each year's White Coat Ceremony.

You can also view photos from previous ceremonies:

Get Student Fundraiser Details

The Penn State Physician Assistant Student Society holds an annual program apparel fundraiser.

Contact Caryn Stopper at cstopper@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-0003, ext. 281164, if you are interested in receiving communication about upcoming events.

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