North Carolina State University
I am from Raleigh, NC and received my undergraduate degree in Biology from North Carolina State University. During my undergraduate years, I worked as a Nursing Assistant in home health and then at Duke Raleigh Hospital in Raleigh to gain experience and be in the atmosphere of the medical world. I have always know I wanted to pursue medicine in some fashion, and it wasn’t until I started shadowing an orthopedic PA that I knew PA school was the route for me.
When I was choosing where I wanted to attend PA school, I knew I wanted a smaller class size and somewhere close to home. MU has both of those qualities, and I think the close-knit community is what initially drew me in during my interview. Once I got in, it was a no-brainer – I had to accept! MU has exceeded my expectations in every area. The education we receive is from competent, compassionate, and challenging PAs and MDs. The faculty and staff provide every opportunity for success in every course and truly cares about whether or not you make it to graduation. We have a saying, “40 in, 40 out.” This statement truly shows how we, as a class, work as a team to excel in our education here. It also shows the supportive culture the faculty and staff have cultivated. Choosing Methodist University was one of the best decisions I have ever made, and I am so grateful for the friends who have become like family and the familial atmosphere I am surrounded by each day.