Phillip Bounkeua '23

Phillip Bounkeua in a whitecoat in front of hospital

Hi, my name is Phillip Bounkeua and I graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in sociology. After graduating I worked as an EMT-B for a private ambulance company and medical scribe. During my time as a medical scribe, I had the opportunity to work in the following specialties: neurologic-oncology, urologic-oncology, dermatology, rheumatology, and in the ED. In my free time, I enjoy watching sports, hanging out with friends, and spending time with my family. Go Hawks!

Preferred Pronouns?  he/him/his

Where would you say you are from?  Seattle, Washington, USA
Where did you receive your Bachelor's degree? University of Washington

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

How did you hear about CWRU's PA program?  I heard about CWRU’s PA program through my mentor. She spoke highly of the program, noting that CWRU would offer opportunities that other programs could not.

Why did you choose the PA program?  I picked CWRU because after reviewing their mission statement and heavy discussion with my support circle, we believed I would be best prepared to succeed as PA completing their program, in addition to developing my skills as a leader. ​​​​​​​

What are you looking forward to the most in the PA program?  The cadaver lab​​​​​​​.

What advice would you give future PA students as they begin to search for programs?  Make a pros and cons list of each program you’re interested in and be open-minded about selecting programs.