Michael Speice M '15

Major: Physician Assistant Studies
Hometown:Lakewood, OH

Through interacting with individuals in the local community and instructors in the classroom, I have been pushed to sharpen my critical thinking, clinical decision-making, attention to detail and examination technique.

PA Program Student Associations

Students interested in or involved with the Physician Assistant Studies Program have the opportunity to participate in the following organizations:

  • Pre-PA Club - composed of UMU students who have an interest in applying to PA school. Students discuss opportunities, trends and strategies for application and interview related to program entry.
  • Physician Assistant Studies Program Student Society - composed of students in the PA Studies Program.

Throughout the year, these associations host events for students and faculty members where students gain hands-on experience through BMI and blood pressure checks during the National PA Week in October.

In addition to these events, students participate in a number of community service projects including:

  • Sponsoring a Strong Strides for Kids 5K Walk/Run
  • Participating in Treasure Your Chest and Relay for Life
  • Volunteering at a hunger center
  • Organizing a coat drive
  • Collecting items for a domestic violence shelter
  • Hosting a donation drive to raise money for a single family during the holiday season

Interested in taking part in a PA student organization? Learn more about application into the Physician Assistant Studies Program.

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