Growing up, I was always interested in a career in the medical field. This led me to explore several options, including genetic counselling and research.
I first applied to PA school years ago and when I did not make it off the waitlist, I pursued my M.Sc. associated with Bioinformatics research since it was something I wanted to accomplish after completing my B.Sc.
Afterwards, I kept on being drawn back to the PA profession because it encompassed many qualities that I wanted in a profession, such as working directly with people, undergoing a condensed timeline/learning plan, the ability to switch specialties and begin learning about an entirely different area of medicine, and the work-life balance.
I also felt connected to it in my role as a women’s health counsellor but appreciated that it would allow me to do more in the treatment and management of patients.