East Carolina University
Prior to attending Methodist, I gained valuable experience through working as a CNA in a variety of spaces. I worked in home health for a young man, where I first found my love for patient care. I also worked in a nursing home and in a local hospital back home where I was able to expand my health care knowledge. When applying to PA schools I focused on well-established programs with impressive PANCE pass rates. Methodist by far exceeded these expectations. I had previously visited the program here multiple times and had spoken with the admissions director. The friendliness, compassion, and responsiveness of herself and other faculty was a huge influence on my application decision. When accepted, I was extremely nervous for my interview but immediately felt at home as soon as I stepped foot into the building. The immediate investment that the faculty and staff placed in me has given me the tools to thrive. We are truly a family here at Methodist and it all has started with the faculty. They truly care for you and want to see you succeed to the best of your abilities. I have enjoyed every moment learning and growing with healthcare professionals who hold me accountable to be the best version of myself. I am grateful of the decision I made to attend the PA program here at Methodist and am confident I will become an amazing PA from my knowledge gained here.