I initially chose the Physician Assistant (PA) profession because my primary care provider was a PA. She inspired me to become a PA through her example of being a kind and caring person while also having thorough medical knowledge. PAs routinely teach during patient interactions since patient education is a key part of good patient care so becoming a faculty member seemed like a natural transition.
Favorite Part of the Job
I love seeing the transition of our graduates from PA student to practicing PA especially when they return to the program to provide a guest lecture or assist with proctoring practical exams. Our graduates make me so proud with all that they have accomplished.
A Unique Program
The mission statement of the University plus the mission statement of the PA Program both resonated with me. When I joined the faculty, the PA Program had just welcomed its first class of students, so I was happy to be part of something that was just beginning. Mount union definitely provides a personalized approach to student education. The Mount Union PA Program focuses on professionalism. The medical community and our clinical preceptors comment regularly about how professional the PA students are from Mount Union.