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.
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.