Cole Oliver

Cole Oliver

University of Georgia

The application process and completing all of the prerequisites necessary to even apply to a PA program was a challenge in itself. I was so excited to start this journey after working as an EMT for a couple of years around the renowned Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. I took the approach of applying to as many schools that I had interest in in the hopes that one school would give me a shot. Methodist University gave me that shot. Methodist was the first school to offer me an interview. After the interview, I was so impressed and left feeling like this is where I belong. In the following months after, other programs offered me interviews in which some I attended only to compare to Methodist. I chose Methodist because of the PANCE pass rates, the faculty, and reputation Methodist PA students have after completing the program. Additionally, the smaller class size was such a huge incentive in building strong relationships with not only my classmates but also the faculty. The faculty provides the building blocks and guidance necessary to excel in our future careers as PAs. The path to become a physician assistant is strenuous and takes a serious amount of time, energy, and dedication, but it is all so worth it.