Before I had even considered applying to PA school, I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology with the intent of pursuing the field of industrial psychology. After I completed some internships and an entry level job in that field however, I realized that was not the path for me. I then earned my EMT certificate and began taking prerequisite classes for my new goal of becoming a PA.
Being from Florida, I had not heard of Methodist University until one of my cousins began attending their PA program. She spoke very highly of their faculty and the strong sense of community she felt amongst her classmates. I then did more research on Methodist myself and learned that they had a cadaver lab that was not shared with other medical students and that their PANCE pass rates were very high which made Methodist one of my top three choices for PA school. During the interview process, Methodist stood out as one of the only interviews where I felt like I was not being tested and the faculty were just trying to get to know me to see if I would be a good fit in their program.
My experience thus far has been very positive. The workload is very challenging, and it was a tough adjustment to the fast pace that this program offers, however I never felt that graduating was out of reach. A common phrase heard around campus is “40 in, 40 out” which demonstrates the sense of community and the ideal that no one will be left behind.