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Physician assistants receive diplomas
Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Jonathan Stehn administered the oath of office to Coast Guard Ensign Seth Harris, 81st Medical Operations Squadron, after receiving his physician assistants diploma May 10, 2012, at the Keesler Hospital's Don Wylie Auditorium at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. (U.S. Air Force photo by Adam Bond)
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Physician assistants receive diplomas

Posted 6/6/2012   Updated 6/6/2012 Email story   Print story


by Steve Pivnick
81st Medical Group Public Affairs

6/6/2012 - KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- Two new physician assistants received their diplomas during a May 10 graduation ceremony in the Keesler Hospital's Don Wylie Auditorium.

Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Kory Cornum, 81st Medical Group commander, presented Coast Guard Ensign Seth Harris and 1st Lt. Sarah Sims graduation certificates as well as their master of science degrees from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The ceremony marked the end of their one-year clinical training phase here.

Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Jonathan Stehn administered the oath of office to Harris and retired Navy Lt. Harold Marenbach gave Sims the oath. Lt. Col. Tim Howerton, acting Biomedical Science Corps associate corps chief for physician assistants and operations officer for the PA career field, was guest speaker. Prior to entering the Phase II program at Keesler, both graduates completed one year of training at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.

Harris has been assigned to the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center at Cape May, N.J., and Sims to Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.

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