Coming from a military family and being a Veteran myself, Fayetteville, N.C. has always been my home away from home. After separating from the US Air Force, I completed my undergrad at Methodist University. I knew that I wanted to become a Physician Assistant early on, but I was slightly oblivious to what was required. Ms. Mish was honestly so amazing through the initial process on helping solidify my decision and getting myself on the right track. It was obvious from the beginning that the entire Methodist University staff not only go over and beyond to ensure success of their students, but truly do consider you family.
I completed my patient hours as a CNA working at the local VA nursing home and volunteering at the local free clinic. No matter who you spoke to, the community speaks very highly of Methodist University and the phenomenal performance of the students that they produce. Even providers that I shadowed from other PA schools in the area recommended Methodist because of their outstanding PANCE scores and how well they prepare you for it.
Starting PA school during the COVID-19 Pandemic, I was very apprehensive to what this would do to my experience considering the hands-on nature of learning medicine. MU seamlessly transitioned to a hybrid program ensuring not only the safety of their students but demonstrated their flexibility and ability to adapt to situations while maintaining the overall success of the PA Program. I know that by “Trusting the Process,” MU will truly continue to shape future of PAs from their flexible and family focused mentality.