Mercer Class of 2014 Update

Written by Mary Elizabeth Tekesky, PA-S1

Hello from Mercer University! I am Mary Elizabeth Tekesky, and I am so excited to serve as the GAPA representative for our class of 2014.

Classes began in January and with our White Coat Ceremony to get the ball rolling within our first week of class, we have been eagerly learning and practicing our skills on each other. We have also been given the invaluable opportunities early on in our new journey to interact with patients in the metro-Atlanta area under the care of skilled and compassionate healthcare providers.

Early on in our new endeavors, the class of 2014 elected class officers to represent the various aspects of our program. They include: Rosemary Bloom-President, Peter Whatley-Vice President, Alex Camp-Secretary, and Rose Griggs-Treasurer. Several other well-qualified representatives have already proven their dedication to the program and PA profession in various positions.

In addition to our rigorous class schedule, we have continued to carry out the goals set by the classes before us to educate those in our community about the PA profession. In February, a group from the class of 2014 attended the Georgia Tech Pre-Healthcare conference, and the class also hosted students from the University of Georgia who visited Mercer to learn more about our program. We have several health fairs and information sessions planned in the near future so we can continue to give back to our community. With our increased knowledge base and abilities, we look forward to providing care to those in need and enlightening those individuals who may be the next generation of PAs in our area.

With the largest class in Mercer’s young history, 50 personalities from the class of 2014 have all come together nicely to create a positive and supportive family dynamic. We look forward to the adventures ahead!

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