Welcome to one of the most successful, fulfilling, and challenging majors at Wagner College.
This past weekend was the annual Wagner College Open House where prospective students from all over come to visit Wagner and get a feel for what the college has to offer.
I had the opportunity to sit on the student panel for a PA Program info session. This panel included two juniors, which included myself and another classmate, one senior, and three graduate students. This was done to offer the prospective students the best advice and answers from all stages of the program.
After the info session was finished, the group went to visit the graduate thesis posters. This is the initial thesis skeleton that the graduate students have and from here on out, they begin to collect data and build their case to prepare for their final thesis defense in late spring of next year. As a requirement to obtain your Masters from the PA program, you have to develop and defend a thesis.
Not only are PA students clinicians, but they also participate in a large amount of community service. In early December, a group of senior PAs will be traveling to Belize to help a poor and impoverished community in Central America. They will be bringing simple medical supplies like band-aids, Motrin, and vitamins; things we take for granted. They will also educate the locals how to use the supplies and perform physical exams to check on their health status. To help donate supplies or funds for the PAs to buy materials, please visit their website.
The junior students travel to England in the spring to work at psych hospitals. I will be going on this trip so expect some great posts from England next semester!