University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Methodist was placed on my radar after discussing the program with several alumni during my time as an A-EMT. It was reassuring to hear the great things that they had to say about the faculty and how prepared they felt after graduation. My decision to attend Methodist was solidified on interview day. As soon as I walked in, the faculty, staff, and current students were so welcoming and eager to get to know me. During the interview itself, it felt like a friendly conversation rather than an interrogation. I was so sure of my decision to attend here that I immediately canceled my interviews at other programs when I was accepted the following day.
My time at Methodist has been nothing short of amazing. My classmates are some of the brightest individuals that I’ve ever met, and the camaraderie we have is something that I deeply appreciate. Another aspect that I truly enjoy about the program is how genuine the faculty and staff are. Not only are they immensely knowledgeable and fully invested in our academic success, but they also want to see us grow as individuals as well. Because PA school is a rigorous journey, they are constantly checking in on us and asking how we’re doing.
Being able to attend Methodist is an opportunity that I will forever be grateful for. My time in EMS allowed me to see first-hand the healthcare disparities that plague underserved communities. Methodist’s vision statement mentions alleviating healthcare disparities in our nation, and I am certain that I will be fully prepared to do just that.