Ryan Adler, M '11

Major: PA Studies
Job Title: Physician Assistant

I applied to 10 PA programs and visited several of the schools. It was evident from the interview process at Mount Union that I wasn’t going to be a number, but an individual in the program with the opportunity to have individualized attention if needed. The facilities were among the best that I had seen.

Testimonials from Physician Assistant Studies Graduates

Our PA program prepares students to become succesful physician assistants. Our graduates use their knowledge and skills, learned throughout the program, everyday in their field.

What our students have to say about the PA Studies program…

Physician Assistant Graduate Michael Speice“All of my professors truly bring something important to the table. They are highly skilled clinicians and have incredible passion for teaching their trade. Whenever we are in need of motivation or a focus readjustment, the professors are ready to remind us of why we have chosen the PA path and enkindle an excitement about what lies ahead in clinical practice.” - Michael Speice ‘15


Physician Assistant Graduate Caitlin Rothman“I believe the program’s emphasis on professionalism throughout the didactic and clinical years is of utmost importance and it is what drew me to the program. Mount Union has fully given me the knowledge, professionalism and interpersonal skills necessary to be successful. I feel that I have a strong knowledge base that I can utilize in patient care and treatment plans.” - Caitlin Rothman ‘14 


Physician Assistant Graduate Jenny Carpenter“Mount Union’s program doesn’t just focus on the medical aspects of patient care, but also emphasizes the importance of ethics, integrity and responsibility. With the completion of each semester, students build the confidence necessary to perform at the highest level upon graduation. All of my goals are within reach because of the training that I’ve received at Mount Union.” - Jenny Carpenter ‘14


Ryan Adler"The didactic phase is an intense and exciting 15 months that tests you mentally and physically. The instructors push you to new heights to master material while you develop and refine your clinical skills. I was well prepared for clinical rotations and feel confident that the University of Mount Union physician assistant program has given me the tools necessary to have confidence and excel as a PA". -Ryan Adler, Class of 2011


Stacey DiAntonio“The Physician Assistant Program is rigorous and challenging, but with the support of the faculty and each other, we are well prepared to succeed in the PA profession.  It is exciting to know that we will soon begin our careers in a profession that we love, and that we will continue to be connected long after graduation as both friends and colleagues.” -Stacey DiAntonio, Class of 2011


Jensen Lewis"Mount Union's Physician Assistant Studies Program is part of the big family that is the University of Mount Union.  The faculty and staff treat you like part of their family. The didactic portion of the program is strenuous and the information provided helps you when you go to your clinical rotations. Here, you put everything you've learned in the first year of the program to work and gain even more knowledge and expertise."  -Jensen Lewis, Class of 2011


Lauren Sirak"I really enjoyed my time at Mount Union with my "PA family".  Professor Luke and the other staff members at UMU have been great mentors and were invaluable to my education. I feel well prepared for the PANCE thanks to their tremendous support, guidance, encouragement, and professionalism. I am excited to say I accepted my dream job thanks to the contact made through the program. The program has given me confidence that I will be successful as I begin my PA career." -Lauren Sirak, Class of 2011


Carri Meiler"The Mount Union Physician Assistant Program has been both challenging
and rewarding. I feel the faculty and staff have properly prepared me for my clinical experiences, as well as passing the PANCE.  Looking back two years ago I would have never imagined that I would feel this prepared and excited to soon be doing what I enjoy on a daily basis." -Carri Meiler, Class of 2011


"Audrea OaksThe association with the Cleveland Clinic and the cadaver lab was a great asset and really helped me learn Anatomy. Now that I have finished clinical rotations and am making my transition to a practicing professional, I can truly appreciate the didactic portion of my education. Looking back, choosing to take part in the inaugural Physician Assistant class at Mount Union was a great decision that has truly changed my future for the better!" -Audrea Oaks, Class of 2011

Shannon Quinn

"The past two years have been a whirlwind of experiences, from studying
cadavers at the Cleveland Clinic and  juggling five major exams in a week, to working alongside health care professionals in treating patients in clinical rotations. All of these experiences were challenging, yet rewarding, especially as I prepare to transition from student to practitioner. I feel confident that the experiences afforded to me through the Mount Union program have prepared me with the knowledge and tools to not only pass the PANCE in the near future, but also to become a confident and competent practicing PA. Though being a part of an inaugural class has its advantages and disadvantages, I am glad that I had the opportunity to learn alongside such a great group of people that I now call friends, instead of classmates."-Shannon Quinn, Class of 2011

This could be you! Be exceptional; learn more about application into the Physician Assistant Studies Program. Or, schedule a campus visit today to learn more in person.

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