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Virginia - Physician Assistant Student Ambassador

Hey!  My name is Virginia and I am a second-year student at MUSC College of Health Professions in the Physician Assistant Program.  I was born in Miami, Florida but moved to Charleston during early childhood, so I guess I call Charleston “home.”  I graduated from Wofford College (go Terriers!) with a Degree in Biology and Religion, with a concentration in Medical Humanities.  I have a precious furchild named Daisy who is essentially my small toddler.  She is a Morkie (Maltese + Yorkie) and anyone who knows me understands that we may be just a wee bit attached, which I’ll admit is the understatement of the century.

MUSC is located in historic Charleston, SC and while I did grow up in this beautiful city, I learn more about it each and every single day.  Charleston is known for its hospitality and delicious food, neither of which disappoint.   The weather is hot hot HOT the vast majority of the year (and just a tad bit muggy). 

I chose MUSC and the Physician Assistant Program for a number of reasons.  Firstly, talking to students who were currently enrolled in the program was an essential factor for me, as they were encouraging and honest about the university and the program in particular.  I loved how close the class was, since you sit with the same 60+ students in classes almost all day, every day.  Your class becomes your family and is an eclectic group of individuals who, like you, are striving for the same degree.  Secondly, I chose MUSC because of the interprofessional curriculum that is offered.  While you are in class with your program most of the day, you do have the opportunity to work alongside members in other programs at the College of Health Professions.  Learning alongside other pre-healthcare professionals in different fields drastically expands your scope of knowledge on the different healthcare fields that exist.  Thirdly, the faculty and the ability to actually participate in a cadaver lab drew me back to Charleston after finishing my undergraduate education.

Email me with any questions!


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