Parsippany’s Maria Jacob Received a White Coat from USciences

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University of the Sciences

PARSIPPANY — Maria Jacob was one of 41 students from University of the Sciences’ physician assistant studies program to join the ranks of professionals following the fourth annual White Coat Ceremony on Thursday, February 1.

The ceremony for the class of 2019 commemorated the formal presentation of a white coat for physician assistant students as they begin working clinically with patients in hospitals and outpatient settings. At the ceremony, the students recited the oath of a physician assistant, a gesture to reinforce their commitment to working with patients compassionately and to enhancing their health and well-being.

Jacob continues on the path to a master of science in physician assistant studies.

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