Christina Nguyen

Christina Nguyen

North Carolina State University

My journey to PA school was long and involved many obstacles but it always came back to having a passion for medicine and wanting to help others. Like many others, I was aiming for medical school because it was the only place I knew where I could make a difference with my patients. However, it was not until my second year in my Master of Physiology program at NCSU that I heard about physician assistants and how much impact they had in the medical field. During my next two years off, I worked as a scribe while simultaneously applying for PA schools around North Carolina. I learned a lot about myself during this process but also what I wanted to see from the schools as well. Methodist University was the first place that I interviewed at, and I had honestly never heard of the school before. However, the moment I met the faculty and students, I immediately knew that this place would be my new home. I loved the family vibe and how welcoming everyone was. I felt so reassured that my continuing education would be in good hands. Since then, there has not been a day where I have regretted my choice with MUPA.