And just like that, my didactic year of PA school is finished! The past 16 months have been some of the toughest I have ever faced, but some of the most rewarding as well. I would never have made it this far without the love and support of my incredible girlfriend, my family, and my friends. The care and passion of the UFPA faculty has challenged me to be an empathetic and compassionate provider that is eager to learn, grow, and make a positive impact in the field of medicine.
The fact that I have spent every day surrounded by 18 of the most kind, intelligent, and inspiring individuals is the cherry on top. I am truly blessed to be part of such an outstanding cohort, and I am so happy to have made friends with such wonderful human beings.
As I head into my clinical year, I am nervous, excited, and overwhelmingly grateful to have made it to this point. The road ahead is one of opportunity and knowledge, and I welcome the challenges and experiences that come with it!