University of California at Davis
During my undergraduate studies, I struggled to pick a future career. When I discovered the PA profession, I began working as an EMT to decide if healthcare was the right decision for me. After working as an EMT, a PT aide, and an ER tech, I knew that PA was the path for me; I wanted to pursue a higher level of education to extend my scope of practice and make a greater, more tangible impact on future patients.
After meeting with Ms. Mish and interviewing at Methodist, the decision to attend was easy; the faculty truly wanted to get to know me, rather than viewing me as a number or a GPA. What initially drew me to this program were the PANCE pass rates, the cadaver lab, the small class size, and the excellent reputation Methodist holds within the community, but ultimately, I chose to attend because of the faculty. Despite a cross-country move away from family, I’ve felt right at home here with the welcoming and supportive faculty and, of course, my classmates. I am confident that the MU PA program will shape me into the best provider I can be, and I am so happy and lucky to be a part of the MUPAP family!