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PAS Students

The University of Pittsburgh’s Physician Assistant Student Society (PASS) works to promote the physician assistant profession to the community. PASS focuses on providing resources to its students such as volunteer opportunities in the greater Pittsburgh community, information about diversity and inclusion within healthcare and ways to promote the profession at local, national and international levels.

Purpose of the Society

  1. To serve as the certified organization for the students of the University of Pittsburgh Physician Assistant Studies Program
  2. To promote academic achievement and clinical excellence among the program
  3. To guide the incoming class in becoming successful students, community members and clinicians
  4. To aid the faculty with continuing development of the Program through feedback and open communication
  5. To serve the Pittsburgh community through volunteer activities and involvement
  6. To promote the physician assistant as a member of the health care delivery team at the local, national and international levels.

Officers for the Class of 2022

PASS 2022:

  • President: Prag Sharmal Basyal
  • Vice-President: Stephanie Shain
  • Secretary: Mary Reid
  • Treasurer: Lauren Cheifetz
  • Interprofessional Co-Chairs: Lauren Hamel and Caitlin Baussan
  • Social and Web Co-Chairs: Adam Rinehart, Mollie Sorenson and Jennifer Naciri
  • Diversity Co-Chair: Ferdy Huang and Diana Tran
  • Fundraising Chair: Taylor Pecarchik
  • Service Chair: Hannah Shephard


PASPDI 2022:

  • Co-Presidents: Judy Ballich and Hoan Nguyen
  • Vice President: Lillie Cutugno
  • Business Manager: Lauren Repak
  • Secretary: Briana Niedermeier