HIGH POINT, NC, Aug 26, 2021 – High Point University Celebrates Fifth Graduates Physician Assistant (PA) class as they prepare to enter the professional medical field. Thirty-three students, who were selected from more than 1,400 applicants, received a Master's degree in Medical Assistant Studies on August 14.
“I am very proud of the members of the 2021 class. These students demonstrated tenacity during their education in PA,” said Dr. James Johnson, chairman and program director of the Physician Assistant Studies Department. “These students maintained focus and determination despite the changes in curriculum delivery required by the COVID-19 pandemic. They stayed the course despite significant challenges, and they are going to be great advocates for patients as they begin their careers. ”
The program, located at HPU's Congdon College of Health Sciences, is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, prestigious faculty, and a rigorous curriculum. Congdon College of Health Sciences and Fred Wilson College of Pharmacy create a cornerstone for medical innovation at HPU.
One of the recent graduates, Sarah Brown, credits HPU's PA program with landing her "dream job." You will work as a PA in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
"The last 27 months I have spent in the PA program at High Point University has been one of the hardest and most rewarding experiences I have ever faced," said Brown, of Grand Blanc, Michigan. . “The plethora of opportunities that I was able to experience, the use of state-of-the-art facilities and simulation center, and the incredible, selfless and extraordinary faculty and staff helped me along the way. The HPU PA program provided me with both the knowledge and tools I need to excel not only in my clinical rotations, but also for my future career as a PA in the NICU. "