Heidi’s Academic Background
I completed my undergraduate degree at Laurentian University where I obtained my Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering with a specialization in environmental sustainability as well as a Certificate in Gerontology.
Prior to my time at Laurentian, I attended Campbell University in North Carolina for two years and my time living in the states is when I actually learned about the PA profession.
I always knew I wanted to pursue medicine, but was not sure what that would look like for me until I came across the PA profession in Canada. When applying to PA programs, I only applied to McMaster University this past year with my GPA being 3.67.
Life, Work and Health Care Experience
My volunteer and work experiences revolved primarily around working with children as I have a major passion for working with youth. I was able to gain healthcare experience at my local hospital in various departments which I think was extremely valuable especially as an engineering student, as this was my only source of exposure to health-related topics, inside and outside of the classroom.
In addition to these experiences, I was an NCAA Division I athlete during my time at Campbell, and ran varsity at Laurentian.
With my remaining eligibility, I plan on training with McMaster’s track and cross country team this year and am looking to represent the Marauders next year as a part of both teams.