After a virtual start to Orientation Week, the PA Class of 2023 arrived on campus to take part in events, meetings, coat fittings, and mealtime discussions with one another. The third day of Orientation Week began with the new class being fitted for their white coats and taking headshots. Afterward, they moved on to the icebreaker event, Missing Chair—a game where students took turns sharing facts about themselves.
Later, the students took the PA Matriculation Oath, in which they pledged to, among other things, “hold sacred the patient-student relationship” and “seek constantly to grow in knowledge, understanding, and skill.” To end the day, the Class of ’23 enjoyed an outdoor barbecue, alongside the PA Class of ’22, whose Orientation Week had been exclusively virtual during the pandemic. The event featured therapy dogs, which toured the picnic and provided comfort and entertainment for the students of both classes.
This article was originally featured in RVU’s Vista View Newsletter. To view the full issue, visit: https://issuu.com/rvucom/docs/2021216_vista_view.