Adalie Beckley

Wychus Creek - 4I am from Bend, Oregon, where I grew up skiing, camping, and acting like a wildman on my family’s farm. After earning a bachelor’s degree at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA, I spent five fantastic years jumping between managing a wilderness lodge in Alaska in the summer and traveling around the world during the winter. My desire to be a PA grew out of this nomadic life, as I saw how access to healthcare is the limiting factor for many communities ability to thrive and be healthy. Being a PA will allow me to live in the beautiful remote areas I love while also getting to practice medicine in a place where I am needed. Working towards this goal involved several years of post-baccalaureate schooling while also working full-time as an EMT/pro ski patroller and an ER scribe. Now that my studies have begun, I enjoy spending the tiny amount of free time I do have back in Bend with my husband and dogs. I am honored to be a part of OHSU’s PA Class of 2017, and excited to represent the university and program in my future career.

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  1. Hi Adalie, Congrats on your journey at OHSU. I am a current applicant and have been invited to interview at OHSU. Do you have any advice and share your process for preparing for your interview at OHSU. Thanks, Cierra

  2. Hey Adalie, I just read your article “Tiger blood” and I thought it was incredibly well written. I help run a blog at http://www.physicianassistantstudyguide.com – if you would ever want to guest post just let me know! I would be more than happy to share any content that you produce in the future.

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