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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 2023


  • President: Meghan Mitchell
  • Vice-President: Kateryna Kocelko
  • Secretary: Cecilia Jewell
  • Treasurer: Leah Myers
  • Interprofessional Co-Chairs: Amanda Costanza and Maura Fagan
  • Social and Web Co-Chairs: Fae Dobrushkin and Angelika Muter
  • Diversity Co-Chair: Deionte Harrilla and Alyssa Zajdel
  • Fundraising Chair: Emma Shultz
  • Service Chair: Laurel Saunders
  • Wellness Pavilion Service Chair: Joanna George


  • Co-Presidents: Claire Riley
  • Internal Vice President: Richelle McGettigan
  • External Vice President: Hely Patel
  • Treasurer: Chloe Lang 
  • Secretary: Alyssa Peterson
  • Social Media Chair: Taja Thompson
  • Wellness Pavilion Chair: Jenna Kotkevich