Chatham University

Physician Assistant Program

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2015!

Above is the 2015 Master of Physician Assistant Studies class. This photo was taken shortly before the students completed the program in July 2015. At the conclusion of the program, the students participate in a White Coat Ceremony. The ceremony is the culminating event to their two year program. During this ceremony, the students are "coated" in long white lab coats which they will use when the begin their careers as physician assistants. Congratulations!

Faculty Research

The Chatham University Interprofessional Task Force, consisting of Melissa Bednarek (PT), Anthony Goreczny (Counseling Psychology), Susan Hawkins (PA), Mark Hertweck (PA), Jodi Schreiber (OT), and Sue Sterrett (Nursing) had 3 presentations at the International Conference "All Together Better Health 2014" which took place at the University of Pittsburgh in June.

The presentations were "Development of an IPE Curriculum Based on the Core Competencies: Challenges, Opportunities and Research," "Interprofessional learning community students’ perceptions of a case study experience: A qualitative study," and "Interprofessional learning communities: Supporting the development of competencies and identity."

The purpose of this international conference is to "bring together delegates from around the world to promote interprofessional practice and education with the aim of improving global health through closer collaboration." At a time when many of the health care professions have recently begun requiring interprofessional education to be a part of the professional curriculum, Chatham’s health sciences programs have already been incorporating interprofessional activities for many years.