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  1. Posted Yesterday, 12:09 PM Hi all, If you wouldn't mind filling out this 30 second survey for my public health class. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LZR523B Thank you!
  2. Hi all, If you wouldn't mind filling out this 30 second survey for my public health class. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LZR523B Thank you!
  3. Would appreciate any advise/criticism! Thank You! As seniors in high school, we waited anxiously for those big envelopes to come in the mail, one of which would ultimately become our alma mater. At the time, we all thought we had made the perfect decision, where we would stay for four years to make friends, learn, and chose a career. For me, that perfect choice was not so perfect. I knew from the very first day I spent on campus that this was not the place I was going to spend the next four years. I had ultimately chosen Assumption College because I was not sure what I wanted to pursue, it was close to home, and I received a generous scholarship. I was just greatful to go to college. At the end of my freshman year, I still had no real inkling of what I wanted to do with the rest of my life and was still unhappy with the choice I had made so, I decided to transfer, something no college student hopes for. I chose Marist College because I decided I needed to get away from home and expose myself to an environment that was unfamiliar. This choice was much closer to perfect. It was at Marist that I was exposed to Athletic Training. This was the first time I had felt a sense of direction, a sense of knowing that I wanted to pursue something in health care. As a Student Athletic Trainer, I was assigned to the women’s soccer team. It was through one of the players, who became a great friend, that I discovered what a Physician Assistant was. I knew Athletic Training was not something I wanted to make my life long career so I began researching the profession and became infatuated by the prospect of one day becoming a Physician Assistant myself. My choice to transfer again was a difficult one. Transferring closer to home was something I felt I needed to do to be successful. I had a great support system and a wide range of resources that I was able to utilize as I began to come into my own. This is why I chose Bryant University, which was a perfect choice. I became a Certified Nursing Assistant which was very rewarding and I enjoyed working with the elderly, however, I wanted to expand my scope of patient care. When I finally started shadowing PA’s, I fell in love with the profession. The teamwork, as well as autonomy, that is involved in helping a patient recover is exciting, challenging, as well as rewarding. On the surface, transferring three times does not seem ideal, but it made me into the strong person I am today. Through this experience I was exposed to countless challenges, a diverse group of people, and a great deal of opportunity. I was a quiet, indecisive freshman who slowly, but surely, grew into a resilient, outspoken person who knows what they want. Seeing how far I have come is a very powerful feeling. I am eager to dive into the challenge of becoming a Physician Assistant and to help people overcome their battles so they are able to live the best lives they can.
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