After I completed this degree, I heard about the amazing Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) program at the University of Manitoba. I looked into qualifying for the program and discovered that some recommended courses, such as Microbiology, are not courses that I have taken. During this time, I had also been working as a Research Assistant in health sciences and community health-based research. Therefore, I began a second degree in Health Sciences.
While doing this degree, I applied to the MPAS program and got accepted the first cycle! Being a PA will allow me to be a generalist in medicine while addressing gaps in health care, a cause that is very dear to me since I lost my grandfather due to long wait times. In my application, I believe that my experience as a volunteer in many health care settings, a research assistant, a preschool supervisor and a vaccine clinic coordinator stood out most prominently.