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Why did you choose your specific health professional career? I chose to enter the Physician Assistant (PA) field, after contemplating applying for medical school. I decided that medical school would be overbearing for my then 3 year old daughter. PA school, although extremely intense, is only a two year program. Other factors I found inviting were that: there is no residency upon graduation, there is flexibility in switching specialties, and you still have the opportunity to practice...

Success Story: Florinda Curley

Why did you choose your specific health professional career? I chose to enter the Physician Assistant (PA) field, after contemplating applying for medical school. I decided that medical school would be overbearing for my then 3 year old daughter. PA school, although extremely intense, is only a two year program. Other factors I found inviting were that: there is no residency upon graduation, there is flexibility in switching specialties, and you still have the opportunity to practice autonomously.


Success Story: Evelyn Mujica-Larson

Why did you choose your specific health professional career? I have always been a “counselor” and especially enjoyed talks while making art. I had also sustained a spinal cord injury when I was 14, which forced my family to move out of our village and into a city. I remember how I held onto the cultural arts as my way to cope with the separation from our village and our traditions.


Success Story: Erica Michelle Lindsey

Why did you choose your specific health professional career? I wanted to be a doctor since I was a small child and I have wanted to improve health care services for Native American people since high school.


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