Valentine Matongoh

Valentine Motongoh

Colorado State University

In 2010, my parents, siblings, and I left behind our family, friends, and a culture we had known our whole lives. I did not know what was in store for me, but I was excited! I had lived in Colorado since moving to America and during my PA school search, I was convinced I would attend PA school in Colorado. However, I came across Methodist University. The student testimonials, PANCE pass rate, and the curriculum instantly changed my mind. It felt like a school I would excel in and bring real potential to my future career. During my interview, I felt that Methodist University’s PA program was truly meant for me. I went into the interview process nervous and I truly did not know what to expect. However, that all changed during the interview. The students and faculty were welcoming, friendly, and it reaffirmed my interest, ultimately leading me to attend Methodist University.

My experience so far has been amazing. I feel so incredibly supported by the faculty. Not only are they extremely qualified clinicians, but they also truly go above and beyond in supporting the students and are available and willing to assist in any way they can. My classmates are no different. The support between students has also been beneficial to my learning. Everyone has this “we’re all in it together” approach and I have made some lifelong friendships. To me, Methodist PA program is more than just school, it is truly home away from home and I am so grateful to be here!