Hi, my name is Stephen McDonough and I attended Boston University: Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences where I obtained my B.S. in Human Physiology. During my time as an undergrad, I gained patient care experiences at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Tufts Medical Center, and Boston Medical Center in Cardiothoracic Surgery and Pediatrics. Another hobby of mine during undergrad was working with a global health initiative called Partners in Health where we aimed to provide healthcare resources to some of the poorest countries in the world. After graduation, I worked in a private cosmetic dermatology office in Newton, Massachusetts as a surgical technician. I enjoy spending my free time running road races or relaxing on the beaches of Cape Cod with my friends and family.
Where would you say you are from? Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
Where did you receive your Bachelor's degree? Boston University
What degree(s) have you completed thus far? Bachelor's degree
How did you hear about CWRU's PA program? PAEA
Why did you choose the PA program? The association with a medical school and reputation.
What are you looking forward to the most in the PA program? Clinical experience.
What advice would you give future PA students as they begin to search for programs? Choosing a program may be difficult especially leaving an area that you’re used to but choosing somewhere different will remove all the distractions.