Asma Abukar '23

Asma Abukar in her whitecoat in front of a hospital

Hi! My name is Asma Abukar and I am from Columbus, OH. In 2021, I graduated from Capital University with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in biology. While in undergrad, I worked as a CNA on a neurology/EMU unit which greatly/mentor influenced my decision to go to PA school. During this time, I also volunteered as a tutor for students K-12. I love teaching and I personally understood how navigating one’s way through school could be difficult, especially for first-generation students. In my free time, I enjoy baking, skating, and spending time with my family and friends.

Preferred Pronouns?  she/her/hers

Where would you say you are from?  Columbus, OH​​​​​​​

Where did you receive your Bachelor's degree?  Capital University​​​​​​​

What degree(s) have you completed thus far?  Bachelor's degree

How did you hear about CWRU's PA program?  Internet search​​​​​​​

Why did you choose the PA program?  I chose CWRU PA Program because of the emphasis it puts on on the importance of community service in medicine. ​​​​​​​

What are you looking forward to the most in the PA program?  Being able to go out into the community and help out while progressing through the program. ​​​​​​​

What advice would you give future PA students as they begin to search for programs?  Don't apply to schools just because you meet the requirements. Apply to a school that aligns with your vision and goals, it really makes a difference.