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White Coat Ceremony

Incoming students in the Penn State College of Medicine’s Physician Assistant Program start their two-year journey to become physician assistants at a white coat ceremony. The new students will receive their white coats and recite the Physician Assistant Oath, symbols of their entrance into the medical profession.

Stethoscopes lie on a table covered in a blue Penn State College of Medicine cloth

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Ceremony details

Physician Assistant Program White Coat Ceremony
Entering Class of 2023
Friday, May 26, 2023, at 4 p.m.
Hershey Lodge and Convention Center
Light Reception immediately following

Download a copy of the 2022 White Coat Ceremony program here [PDF].

Watch a recording of the 2022 White Coat Ceremony

Program cover for Physician Assistant White Coat Ceremony 2022