College's third class of Physician Assistant students graduate

Dr. Gloria Stewart, director of the Marietta College Physician Assistant Studies Program, is pleased to announce that the 21 members of the third class of master's students completed their degree requirements in early August.

"The Marietta College Physicians Assistant Class of 2006 has now completed their training program," Stewart said. "Our students have received many positive comments from the physician preceptors and members of the community about their level of education, professionalism and their dedication to providing health care. The program looks forward to following the careers of our graduates as they continue to grow in their knowledge of medicine."

A physician assistant practices medicine under the supervision of a physician. Marietta College's program includes 12 months of classroom experience in such fields as gross anatomy, pharmacology and applied clinical medicine. There is also a 15-month clinical phase that includes rotations in family, internal and emergency medicine, general surgery, prenatal care and gynecology and pediatrics.

Students who graduated in the Class of 2006 from the Marietta College Physician Assistant program are as follows: Aaron Anderson (Ringstad, Iowa), Kevin Bates (Newbury, Ohio), Michelle Bell (Parkersburg, W.Va.), Katrina Bennett (Wheeling, W.Va.), Barry Brownstein (Westerville, Ohio), Natalie Chorey (Cambridge, Ohio), Andrew Diehl (Reynoldsburg, Ohio), Jamie Duck (Racine, Ohio), Jared Johnson (Toledo, Ohio), Kristin Jones (North Royalton, Ohio), Silvia Kavinsky (Anchorage, Ala.), Kimberly Keller (Loveland, Ohio), RaeAnn Schmidt (Bismarck, N.D.), Heidi Potts (Sardis, Ohio), Julia Rose (Wheeling, W.Va.), Melissa Skinner (Mineral Wells, W.Va.), Melissa Smith (Medina, Ohio), Jennifer Stoia (Canton, Ohio), Seren Wallen (Logan, Ohio), Joanna Wojtowicz (Gahanna, Ohio) and Stanley Yee (Mesa, Ariz.).