Celebrating Valpo’s First MSPA Class

In September, Valparaiso University’s graduating master of science in physician assistant studies students were honored in a white coat ceremony that recognized their accomplishments and signified their entrance into the health care field.

Nineteen students comprised the first cohort of the five-year program that they began in 2015. After finishing their clinical rotations in seven core disciplines this past year, graduates followed their passions through roles in many health professions.

Several graduates accepted positions in Northwest Indiana to increase access to health care in the region. Megan McDaniel ’18, ’20 M.S. is employed at Beacon Medical Group Gynecologic Oncology in South Bend, Indiana. Amelia Schroeder ’18, ’20 M.S. is working in pulmonology and critical care at Chest Disease Associates in Merrillville, Indiana. John Kern ’18, ’20 M.S. works at Mullally Sports and Family Medicine in Crown Point, Indiana.

Congratulations to the entire inaugural cohort of Valpo MSPA students!