The Campbell University Physician Assistant Class of 2015 arrived on campus August 19, 2013 and has been taking Buies Creek by storm ever since! I am a proud member of this class that is composed of 44 men and women from all different backgrounds coming together to embark on this amazing journey. It’s hard to believe that in only four months we have learned more material than we ever thought we could process, thoroughly dissected human cadavers, performed head-to-toe physical exams and formed lasting friendships. We have completed our first semester of PA School and anxiously await the start of classes next week. Now is a more appropriate time than ever to relive the highlights (in pictures!) from this amazing semester.
Before classes started, the PA-1’s got together for a class picnic and a night of karaoke at a local sports bar.
Marisa, Brittney, Morgan and Natalie playing a game of pool at a get-together before classes started!
What I love most about my class is how much we all support each other! If it’s someone’s birthday or even if we just had a hard week of classes…we all get together to unwind and reboot for the next week.
Sarah F., Sarah M., Leighanne, Alexa on our first day of school!
Sarah F., Sarah M., Leighanne and Alexa were excited for orientation week. Alexa is the president of our class.
Jeff, Bradley, Braxton and Andy on the first day of school!
The guys in our program are a little bit outnumbered, but we all get along as a group. :-)
Perri, Amanda, Suzzette, Marisa, Krista, Sarah M., Kaley, Danielle, Aimee, Kristina, Alexa and Sarah F. on the first day of school. Sarah M. has the right idea with the cup of coffee she is holding in the front. Coffee was the theme of this semester!
Marisa, Sarah F., Heather, Kaley, Anna, Sarah M., Hallie, Alexa, Brittany, Kristina, Christine, Vaishali and Leighanne getting ready to receive their white coats!
After a long week of classes, Marisa, Perri, Brittany, Sarah M., Bradley, Alexa and Anna get together with several classmates and teach us how to ‘dougie’!
Braxton, Jonathan, Diana, Heather, Brittney, Kondie, Alexa, Richard, Christine and Brittany at the historic ribbon cutting ceremony. Our class is so grateful to call the Leon Levine Hall of Medical Sciences ‘home’. The class took some group pictures in front of the building afterwards with our program director Mr. Coletti and our professor Dr. Stewart.
PA Week 2013! Richard, Kim, Ed, Jonathan and Cindy stand proudly beside their poster to promote blood pressure awareness. During PA Week the Class of 2015 headed to campus to offer free blood pressure screenings, sell baked goods to fund raise for the program and promote awareness of the PA profession.
Hmmm…I wonder what his blood pressure was?
The Class of 2015 made history when they represented the Campbell PA Program in the 2013 homecoming parade. We were the first class to do so. Marisa, Vaishali, Danielle, Brittany, Suzzette, Eric, Kim, Alexa, Kaley, Nick, Bradley, Amanda, Emma and our furry friends dressed up in superhero costumes and made signs and a ‘float’. It was an amazing experience and yet another way to spread awareness about our profession. We threw goodies at the crowd and even yelled out helpful statistics! I may be biased, but I think we were a crowd favorite! ;-)
The class poses for a photo at the homecoming parade, and our classmate Amanda and her daughter ride ‘Gaylord’ our friendly mascot.
One of the best things about living near Raleigh is the NC State Fair. Eric, Perri, Marisa, Ellen, Bradley Sarah M., Alexa, Kristina, Anna, Natalie, Danielle, Aimee, Krista and Kaley pose for a picture before they see the attractions!
Our class is so supportive of each other. When it was Kaley’s birthday we all went out to dinner to celebrate! Happy Birthday Kaley!
Kim puts on gloves to prepare for a free diabetic foot screening at a local pharmacy. It’s amazing how much we have learned in our first year!
Perhaps one of the most special things that happened this year was the charter Class of 2013 graduating. The PA Class of 2015 threw a celebratory party for all classes to attend which we named, “Save the Last PANCE”. We are so proud of the Class of 2013 for paving the way and we wish them the best of luck as they excel on their boards and in clinical practice!
What better way to end this awesome year? We came, we saw and we conquered…and we are ready to do it all over again!
Suzzette Van-Lare, PAS-1
MPAP Candidate, Class of 2015