Being a physician assistant can be a very rewarding career. To be able to enter a Physician Assistant program you must first complete a four-year bachelor’s degree. BHSU offers innovative undergraduate research opportunities and faculty mentoring to help you achieve your goal of becoming a Physician Assistant. These courses will help you gain entry to the school of choice and help you prepare for the certification tests necessary to become a physician’s assistant.
Courses available as part of your bachelor’s degree that will prepare you for your career goals
Tricia graduated from BHSU in May of 2006 with a biology degree with a psychology minor. She is now attending medical school to pursue a career as a physician’s assistant.
During her time at BHSU she was put on active duty with the National Guard and spent more than a year in Kuwait. The highlight of her time serving, was the time spent going into schools to work with children. Tricia noted that there was one girl in particular, a 13-year-old, who inspired her.
“Cisse is so beautiful and intelligent. She speaks English fluently and was helping me learn Arabic. Because of what we (American forces) are doing she has a lot more potential in her life. I’m sure she is an inspiration to many others around her.”
Tricia, who has had a long time interest in health care, is certain she has made the right choice for her future. She says she was drawn to the medical field “because my mother raised me right” and because she sees it as an opportunity to “make a difference in the world.”
“I know this is what I want to do. I think that by being involved in health care and working directly with patients, I’ll be able to make a positive difference in their lives,” Tricia says.
Are you interested in becoming a Physicians Assistant? Contact us today to learn more.
BHSU Students who went on to Professional Programs:
Virginia Myers (=Cossitt) ('93)
Steve Sachs ('96, USD)
Lynn Ensor ('98, USD)
Kristine Maggi (=Phoenix) ('99, Iowa)
Christina Doucette (=Kemp) ('02, UNM)
Demetria Raad ('02, USD)
Christel Miles ('03, USD)
Jessica Rath (’04, USD)
Tricia Beringer (’06, Nova Univ.)
Abigail Goetz (’08, Samuel Merritt Coll.)
Amber Broderson (’09, USD)
Faye McGlothlin (’09, Midwestern Univ.)
Scott Leroux (’11, Univ. Washington)
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Friday, May 24, 2013