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Ceremonies and celebrations for SIU’s PA graduates, new learners

Students and staff in the Physician Assistant Program experienced a whirlwind of activities and rites of passage during graduation week 2023.
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Aspects of a Learner - Harshi Perera

New physician assistant Harshi Perera is a native of Sri Lanka -- the "Pearl of the Indian Ocean" -- and followed her childhood passions to become a health care professional.
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Celebrating Major Matthew Schneider, DMSc, PA-C: A Remarkable Journey of Leadership and Excellence

In a world where dedication, passion, and leadership converge, Major Matthew Schneider stands tall as a shining example of an individual who has excelled in his chosen profession and has made a
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A busy week in Nashville for SIU PA team members

SIU School of Medicine Physician Assistant program and the Doctor of Medical Science degree program teams experienced an exciting and eventful week in May. They made their presence known at the American Academy of Physicians Associates conference in Nashville, where alums, faculty and current students from both programs gathered.

Diemer appointed to State Medical Board

On September 16, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced new appointments to state boards and commissions. Don Diemer, PA, DHSc, was appointed to serve as a member of the Illinois State Medical
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First Class: Doctors of medical science graduate from SIU School of Medicine

A hooding ceremony celebrated the inaugural class of graduates in SIU's Doctor of Medical Science Program, a 1-year extension of PA education and training for positions of leadership in medical education, administration and disaster preparedness.
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SIU Physician Assistants honored in White Coat ceremony

A White Coat ceremony on July 30 marked the 25th anniversary of the Physician Assistant Program at SIU School of Medicine. The event honored 38 new clinicians who had completed physician assistant training.
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Students tackle teambuilding course

The 2021-22 Lincoln Scholars Program students and the Physician Assistant students in the Class of 2023 joined forces on May 29 to complete the Touch of Nature (TON) TEAMS course. They did a great job
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Aspects of a Learner | Lucas Dominic Martinez

Lucas Dominic Martinez - Physician Assistant Program - Class of 2022 Where did you grow up? I was born in the Philippines just south of the capital, Manila. I am the youngest of three siblings and we