Mercer Class of 2012 Update

Written by Jamie Givens, PA-S3

The class of 2012 is eagerly anticipating the May 12 graduation date as each member completes the final graduation requirements. The students have completed nine core electives and will have completed two elective rotations in April. The class will return to campus for capstone presentations and board review prior to hooding and graduation.

The students in the class of 2012 find it hard to believe that the time of graduation has finally come. The matriculation date of January 2010 seems both so long ago and also seems like only yesterday. The class of 2012 has seen many changes in the Mercer Physician Assistant program during their enrollment, from the graduation of the first class of 2010 to the admission of the newest and largest class of 2014. The students have also had to say goodbye to several dear faculty and staff members, but have welcomed some great new additions to the Mercer program. Through leadership of the Godsey-Matthews Student Society, the class helped implement many new traditions for the Mercer Physician Assistant Program, including PA Week projects and the first win for Mercer at the AAPA Challenge Bowl. The students in the class of 2012 look forward to the continued successes of the Mercer University PA Program.

As graduation nears, the Mercer PA Class of 2012 prepares to go their separate ways, some staying in Georgia and others moving as far away as Minnesota, California, and New Jersey. Despite the distance, the classmates will always share memories of the trials and the triumphs they faced together. The members of the class of 2012 are grateful for the faculty members that have guided them, the guest lecturers who have enlightened them, and the preceptors that have empowered them. The input of these individuals has led the Mercer Physician Assistant Class of 2012 to the brink of an exciting future.

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