Physician Assistant Program

It’s true – you never forget your first time

I remember a lot of “firsts” in my life, both good and bad- my first crush in 2nd grade, my first dog, Jerry, the first time I upset my father to the point that he would not even speak! (THAT was scary because he is always one to lecture), my first kiss, well… you get the point… yes, many “first” memories. And now I have the privilege to add a new one as a PA … Read More

Jump

The second year of PA school frees us to fly out of our OHSU nest to clinic sites around Oregon, Washington, and Idaho with the knowledge of first year tucked beneath our feathers.  Although rather intimidating, the experience of learning the art of survival every 5 weeks and realizing the potential for learning is extremely rewarding. Currently, I am in my 3rd rotation of clinical year.  I chose to do an elective in Dermatology and … Read More

Surviving Fall

Fall quarter is definitely proving to be a bit more hectic than summer quarter. We are taking Clinical Medicine, Clin Med Tutorials, Gross Anatomy with the medical and radiation therapy students, and to top it all off, we have started mentoring! It took me awhile, but I think I have finally found a rhythm for this quarter. Although I am crazy busy, I am beginning to realize that I actually am retaining what I am … Read More

StudentSpeak

StudentSpeak

Ever wondered what life is like as a student at OHSU? What does it take to become a researcher? Just how gross is gross anatomy? Welcome to the blog that answers these – and many other – questions. It’s students writing first-hand about their commitment to careers in science and health care. It’s honest about the challenges as well as the joys. It’s not always pretty. But it is our story. Thank you for sharing it with us. And please, let us know what you think.

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