University of North Carolina at Pembroke
From a young age I always wanted to be a medical professional. The human body and all of its intricacies intrigued me. I began my journey to becoming a provider by obtaining an undergraduate degree in biology and subsequently a degree in emergency medical science in order to be a paramedic. I worked as a paramedic at Robeson County Emergency Medical Services and enjoyed the numerous experiences it afforded me. However, working in my hometown and surrounding areas, the plight of medically underserved communities became extremely apparent, and I resolved to become a higher-level provider in an attempt to give back to the community that raised me in the only way I knew how. Methodist University and their mission to educate and train high caliber medical professionals and promote their students to work in those underserved areas was by far the primary driving force in my choosing of which schools to apply to.
As a current MUPAP student, I am proud of the experiences and knowledge I have gained and will continue to accrue while in this program. I especially enjoy the small class sizes, the availability and helpfulness of the faculty, and the high-fidelity training we receive. Ultimately, I believe Methodist University will fully equip and prepare us for our careers as physician assistants.