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Shannon - Physician Assistant Student Ambassador

Hey!  My name is Shannon. I graduated from the University of Virginia in 2005 with a degree in psychology and still continue to cheer for my Hoos! I’m married to a wonderful man who is a pilot in the Air Force. During my down time from school I love beach days, boating, live music, road trips, cruises, milkshakes, and serving on medical missions. 

I have called Charleston home for the past six years. I love the culture, festivals, and the many, MANY delicious restaurants. Nothing beats waking up on any given day and having the choice to relax at the beach, enjoy vibrant downtown, walk the bridge, tour a historical site, or be active at a park.   

My main reason for choosing the PA program at MUSC is the fact that they stand beside the College of Health Professions motto of: “Enter to learn, leave to serve.” I have a heart for medical missions and appreciate the fact that MUSC encourages students to serve and give back to the community, both locally and globally. They even offer a program that allows you to log your volunteer hours. 

MUSC also provides many resources to their students. Two of my favorites include a program called Tegrity and the cadaver lab.  Tegrity allows the professor to record and post their lectures online. It’s extremely beneficial when you want to study for exams or access a part of class you may not have understood.   I also appreciate MUSC providing cadavers specifically for the PA program. It’s an excellent opportunity to truly understand the human body outside of a textbook or lecture and few programs offer this.

I decided to become a Physician Assistant since this career allows for the opportunity to work in multiple fields, a family-friendly nature, and flexibility. I also love that I can serve on missions with my skillset. I am excited to receive my education within the medical community at MUSC and in the beautiful town of Charleston!

Email me with any questions!


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