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Don Pedersen

National PA Leader, White Coat Keynote Speaker

Don PedersonDr. Donald Pedersen PA-C, Professor Emeritus from the University of Utah School of Medicine and longtime leader in national PA organizations, such as PAEA and AAPA, was the keynote speaker at the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences White Coat Ceremony on August 25, 2017. The PA class of 2019 was also treated to a discussion with Pedersen before the ceremony, where he imparted nuggets of wisdom about PA’s role in serving those in need. Pedersen volunteers a good deal of his time assisting with disasters and providing treatment to the underserved in his community. MPAS student, Chad Robertson, was inspired by Pedersen’s emphasis on “the ability to have an effect as a PA in so many areas of the global community.”