University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
My journey to physician assistant as a career path began in my undergraduate career at The University of Michigan- Ann Arbor. I attended a pre-health conference for prospective students and heard a physician assistant speak about the profession. From that day on, I knew it was the career for me.
Methodist University was always my top choice as a PA program. I was impressed by the first time PANCE pass rate and the in-depth anatomy cadaver labs. During my research, I factored in curriculum, class size, faculty to student ratio, PANCE pass rate and facilities. I ended up applying and interviewing at several schools in and out of state, but none of them felt quite right.
Initially, I was nervous during my Methodist interview, but the faculty and staff made me feel at home, because they were so approachable and friendly. During my interview, the faculty took time to get to know me as a person and did not just merely look at my credentials. I was introduced to current students of the program, who were very welcoming and relatable.
My experience so far at Methodist PA program has been great. The curriculum is challenging, and it certainly made me better in some areas that I am not necessarily strong in. The faculty are highly skilled clinicians and push you to become the best you can be. The students are like one big family; they support, help, and motivate each other, and they are invested in the success of each other.
I am proud of my decision to attend Methodist!