Lake Erie College Physician Assistant Program hosts Class of 2016 White Coat Ceremony


On Saturday, August 15, the Lake Erie College Physician Assistant Program will present White Coats to the class of 2016 as they enter the clinical phase of their education. This is the inaugural LEC Physician Assistant class who have completed 15 months of didactic training and this ceremony celebrates their transition to the clinical phase.  

Lori Stevic-Rust, PhD, ABPP will serve as this year's keynote speaker. A board certified clinical health psychologist, Dr. Stevic-Rust has specialty training in geriatrics, cardiac care and integrative medicine. She is a national healthcare consultant and serves on numerous professional boards. She is the recipient of awards for leadership and advocacy and has been honored as a woman of achievement. Dr. Stevic-Rust is a successful national speaker and winner of the Corporate Keynote Speaker Award.

Over the past twenty-five years, she has been a regular on-air television and radio contributor. She writes a Dr. Lori column for several national magazines and is a regular blogger for the Huffington Post. Additionally, she is the author of four books on topics ranging from depression, heart disease and wellness, as well as her personal memoir on the art of aging with gratitude, Greedy for Life. She is in the process of completing her fifth book, Putting on Your Big Girl Shoes, which focuses on inspirational stories of women and the art of courage.

The White Coat Ceremony will run from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Helen Rockwell Morley Memorial Music Building on the Lake Erie College campus. For more information, contact Kelly Florentine, program assistant for the Physician Assistant Program, at

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