Physician Assistant Program Master of Health Science
CDU PA Students visit King/Drew Magnet High School Students
Inspiring our YOUTH!!
Twelve of the CDU PA students visited King Drew Magnet High School on October 14, 2016. They spoke with 70+ eleventh graders, of which only one student knew what “PA” stood for, but not what the profession entailed. The PA students each shared their unique journey and why they pridefully chose this as their future profession. They emphasized flexibility, job satisfaction, possibilities in any medical specialty, and shared their enthusiasm for clinical/patient work and helping people. The PA students also stressed the importance of academic achievement and grades to have choices in the future. They shared fun, silly ways to study more effectively and the importance of our teachers and mentors in paving our way. After only an hour and a half speaking and sharing the CDU and PA program mission, more than half of the students had questions and expressed excitement. The CDU PA students will return routinely to share and connect with the other grades at King Drew High School and are also excited about spreading knowledge of the profession and making a difference in their home community.