Elijah Rouse '23

Elijah Rouse in his whitecoat headshot in front of a blue background

Hello, My name is Elijah Rouse and I graduated from The University of Cincinnati with a B.S. and M.S in Nutritional Sciences, where I also served as an adjunct professor, teaching a freshman-level nutrition course! After graduating I worked as an EMT-B at Chester Township Fire Department as well as part-time at a private ambulance company. I’m the first in my family to go to college, let alone pursue medicine as a career. In my free time I enjoy working out, hiking, cooking, watching sports (Go Bearcats!), or serving as a mentor for foster youth (I’m an emancipated foster youth myself).

Preferred Pronouns?  he/him/his

Where would you say you are from?  Cincinnati​​​​​​​

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

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

If you completed a master's or professional degree, which degree did you complete, and from what university?  MS in nutritional sciences​​​​​​​

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

Why did you choose the PA program?  Early clinical experience, diversity of the class​​​​​​​.

What are you looking forward to the most in the PA program?  Excited to learn medicine and clinical rotations​​​​​​​.

What advice would you give future PA students as they begin to search for programs?  Do your research on each program you apply for, and make sure you are actually interested in their program!