Dwayne Chapman II '23

Dwayne Chapman II headshot in his whitecoat in front of a blue background

Hello, my name is Dwayne Chapman II and I attended Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan where I earned a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Chemistry. I worked full-time at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and as a pharmaceutical technician at Walgreens. In addition, I was a personal care assistant at an assisted living facility prior to attending PA school at Case Western Reserve University. I also traveled from Western Michigan University to Novi, Michigan Urgent Care to shadow and present differential diagnoses and create a plan of care for each patient I encountered. While at Western Michigan University, I was voted on by teammates to serve on the team's leadership council in football as well as assistant chaplain for Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Moreover, I was on the dean’s list multiple times, as well as elected Vice President of the Pre-PA society. I have several hundred hours of healthcare experience along with direct patient contact hours. In my free time, I love to spend time with my family and participate in philanthropic activities with my fraternity, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. I have a love for football and I enjoy playing the game of chess.

Preferred Pronouns?  he/him/his

Where would you say you are from?  Detroit, MI, USA

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

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

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

Why did you choose the PA program?  I chose the PA program because I think the PA profession allows you to be an intricate part of the healthcare system and make a unique difference for all around you. CWRU’s program gives students the ability to start making a true impact in the community from year 1 of pre-clinical clerkships to Year 3 of community service projects and clinical rotations.​​​​​​​

What are you looking forward to the most in the PA program?  I am looking forward to working in the community and serving the underserved. I also cannot wait to build relationships throughout the program that will last a lifetime.

What advice would you give future PA students as they begin to search for programs?  Make sure you do research on each and every program you plan on applying to. Choose the school that best fits what you are looking for in a program.