HI! My name is Sam Swanseger. I was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. In 2013 I graduated from Slippery Rock University with a B.S. in Sport Management and a minor in Business Administration. Prior to moving to Cleveland, I gained valuable experience that has shaped me into who I am today. As an EMT and lifeguard supervisor at Presque Isle State Park, I was responsible for running the ambulance in the park and ensuring the safety of all park visitors on and off the beach. I also worked as a phlebotomist at UPMC Hamot Hospital in downtown Erie, PA. During the summer of 2018, I began my journey into the PA Program at Case Western, taking prerequisites at Cuyahoga Community College and working full-time as an EMT at Physicians Ambulance. In my free time, I enjoy exploring the Metroparks, trying new foods, and attending local sporting events as much as I can.
Where would you say you are from? Erie, PA
Where did you receive your Bachelor's degree? Slippery Rock University
What degree(s) have you completed thus far? Bachelor's degree
How did you hear about CWRU's PA program? Research
Why did you choose the PA program? Program values and outcomes, curriculum, faculty, location.
What are you looking forward to the most in the PA program? Working with patients
What advice would you give future PA students as they begin to search for programs? Make sure you do your research into program values, outcomes, and curriculum and not just location.