University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
During my path of learning more about the PA profession, I have encountered many graduates from the Methodist Physician Assistant program. Besides their exceptional clinical skills and bedside manners, I noticed that they all shared two common traits: willingness to help others and giving back to the community. When asked if I could shadow them to learn more about their daily roles as PAs, they ecstatically said yes and answered questions that I had without any hesitation. In addition to full time jobs and other responsibilities, they are highly involved with the community, such as providing care at the local free clinic as volunteers. That was exactly the type of PA I aspire to be.
As I learned more about the program, Methodist checked off all the boxes in my list: a small class size, close relationship with professors, 24/7 access to the cadaver lab, high PANCE pass rate, family-oriented and noncompetitive atmosphere, and strong emphasis on promoting students’ well beings. Applying to PA school was a stressful process but I was extremely impressed with how well organized and responsive Mrs. Mish was to my emails. On the interview day, my nervousness quickly faded as I was greeted with genuine warmth from the faculty. They were truly interested in getting to know me as a person, and not just as a number. At that moment, I decided to entrust my higher education with the Methodist PA program and have never looked back since. I cannot wait for you to come and personally experience all that Methodist has to offer in preparing you to become a competent and compassionate PA.