Michelle Tran '23

Michelle Tran in her whitecoat in front of a hospital building

Hello! My name is Michelle Tran and I graduated from Santa Clara University in 2019 with a B.S in Public Health and Neuroscience. During college, I was involved in various research projects at SCU and the Santa Clara Valley County Hospital and had the opportunity to study public health in Thailand to implement a diabetes management intervention. Prior to starting at CWRU I volunteered as an EMT and worked as a medical technician at an allergy and asthma clinic. In my free time, I enjoy baking and photography.

Preferred Pronouns?  she/her/hers

Where would you say you are from?  Milpitas, California

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

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

If you completed a master's or professional degree, which degree did you complete, and from what university? 

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

Why did you choose the PA program?  Case Western Reserve University stood out to me because of the program's commitment to serving the community as well as the innovative learning modalities. The resources the program provides, such as the use of HoloAnatomy, are particularly exciting.

What are you looking forward to the most in the PA program?  I'm looking forward to starting the pre-clinical experiences.

What advice would you give future PA students as they begin to search for programs?  Take a look at the mission statements for each program and make sure they align with your personal mission and start early!