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    WAMC Celebrates IPAP Graduates Class 22-01

    WAMC Celebrates IPAP Graduates Class 22-01

    Photo By Keisha Frith | Womack Army Medical Center had four service members graduate from the Interservice...... read more read more



    Story by Keisha Frith 

    Womack Army Medical Center

    FORT LIBERTY, NC--Four service members celebrated a major milestone as they graduated from the Interservice Physician Assistant Program (IPAP) during a ceremony at the JFK Memorial Chapel on Fort Liberty, June 7, at 11 a.m. The ceremony marked the culmination of years of hard work, dedication, and commitment to the health care profession.

    The graduates, who earned a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, were praised by Major Robert Diem, Womack Army Medical Center IPAP Phase II Clinical Coordinator, for their exceptional commitment to academics, patients, and the hospital.

    “I continuously receive positive feedback from all their preceptors outlining their phenomenal abilities as future providers. I expect great things from all these graduates,” said Diem. “With the addition of 1st Lt. Jordan Blas, 1st Lt. Charlotte Lucas, Capt. Zakary Hartford, 1st Lt. Ashlee Block and 1st Lt. Andrew Whitfield in the PA profession, I'm confident that the future of medicine will look bright.”

    The IPAP is dedicated to the education of students who strive to become competent and caring providers of primary health care services under the supervision of a licensed physician. Their mission is to provide the uniformed services with highly competent, compassionate physician assistants who model integrity, strive for leadership excellence, and are committed to lifelong learning.

    The ceremony also included the commissioning of officer candidates Blas and Lucas to officers in the United States Army.
    Guest speaker, Capt. Madeleine Alvarado, PA, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Liberty, encouraged graduates to continue cultivating compassion and empathy in their practice.
    “Remember to listen, to care deeply, to treat each patient with the dignity and respect they deserve,” said Alvarado. “Your kindness can make a world of difference in their lives.”
    Congratulations to the graduates on their accomplishments!
    For more information on this program visit Interservice Physician Assistant (PA) Program (
    Update to the article. There were five graduates, however 1st Lt. Andrew Whitfield couldn't be present at the ceremony.


    Date Taken: 06.07.2024
    Date Posted: 06.11.2024 15:21
    Story ID: 473609

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