Hi there! My name is Somil Mehta, and I graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a B.S. in General Biological Sciences in December of 2018. During my time at the University of Maryland, I gained clinical experience in a variety of medical settings. My experiences include a two-week medical brigade to Cusco, Peru; Research Fellow at the National Cancer Institute (NIH); Medical Assistant at Advanced Medical Care; and Physical Therapy Aide at Maryland Orthopedic Specialists. Upon graduating a semester early, I worked as a Dermatology Technician at Montgomery Dermatology Associates for two years before I started the CWRU PA Program. I’ve loved working in this wide range of specialties, and through each of these experiences, I’ve strengthened my passion for interacting with people. In my free time, I enjoy weight lifting, exploring new restaurants, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends.
Where would you say you are from? Maryland
Where did you receive your Bachelor's degree? University of Maryland, College Park
What degree(s) have you completed thus far? Bachelor's degree
How did you hear about CWRU's PA program? My friend went to CWRU for undergrad and loved it, so I decided to apply for the PA program.
Why did you choose the PA program? Case Western Reserve University’s excellent reputation and connection to prestigious medical institutions makes it an excellent choice.
What are you looking forward to the most in the PA program? I am really looking forward to clinical rotations and the opportunity to put our knowledge to practical use.
What advice would you give future PA students as they begin to search for programs? I know this may sound overrated, but find a program where you fit. Not just in terms of the program’s mission, but also geographically.