Sara Walsh

Sara Walsh

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

It took me a while to get to Methodist, and it was not an easy process. By my third application cycle, I was questioning my sanity and whether I should move to plan B, C, or D. I am so glad I didn’t.

I had not applied to or visited Methodist before, but it was recommended to me by one of the practicing physicians who I shadowed. I was so excited when I got an email inviting me to interview in January. I had interviewed before, but this was the first time I had been sent a multipage information handout with detailed instructions for directions, dress code, and scheduling. It was so organized; I loved it. I arrived to my interview early and sat in the parking lot to give myself a pep talk before walking in. I didn’t need it. I felt so comfortable from the time I stepped through the doors and spoke to the current students and faculty.

I missed the email that Ms. Mish sent to congratulate me on my acceptance, so unbeknownst to her she called the morning of my birthday to make sure I received it and to welcome me to Methodist! I love being at Methodist. The faculty get to know us personally and encourage us to pop by to ask questions if we have them. They are always there for support and encouragement. My classmates are vibrant, encouraging, and inspirational. I was used to a competitive environment in high school and undergrad, but I have never been around so many people who earnestly want me to succeed. Methodist PA program is such a collaborative learning environment. I know I made the right choice when I chose to attend Methodist.