Lan Crofton '23

Lan Crofton in his white coat in front of a hospital

I graduated from Bowdoin College with a B.A. in Biology and Education, and a minor in Sociology. In college, I was a member of the ice hockey team and Residential Life. Prior to PA school, I worked as a middle and high school science teacher. I taught biology and chemistry, in addition to coaching soccer and hockey. After transitioning from teaching, I worked as a Medical Assistant in Orthopedic surgery. I’m originally from Boston, MA, and enjoy spending my time taking ceramics classes and going on adventures with my Goldendoodle, Orlie.

Preferred Pronouns?  he/him/his

Where would you say you are from?  Milton, MA 

Where did you receive your Bachelor's degree?  Bowdoin College

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

How did you hear about CWRU's PA program?  Online Google Search

Why did you choose the PA program?  The curriculum, faculty, CWRU School of Medicine name, and rotations at Cleveland Clinic.

What are you looking forward to the most in the PA program?  The amazing curriculum and dedicated faculty. ​​​​​​​

What advice would you give future PA students as they begin to search for programs?  Be sure to pay close attention to curriculums and how they are outlined. While there are a lot of good PA schools out there- there are also a number of not-so-great programs. You only get a PA education once and that will then be your basis for the rest of your career. Be sure to find a program that is dedicated to your learning and not just having you pass the PANCE exam.