Kristine Chien '22

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Preferred Pronouns?  she/her/hers

Where would you say you are from (City, State, Country)?  San Diego, California, United States of America

Where did you receive your Bachelor's degree?  University of California, Los Angeles

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

How did you hear about CWRU's PA program?  I heard about the CWRU PA Program from a friend who attends the CWRU MD program.

Why did you choose the PA program?  I chose the CWRU PA program because of its focus on interprofessional medicine and community service.

What are you looking forward to the most going into your second year in the PA program?  I am looking forward to working with my fellow peers in this journey to becoming a PA. Additionally, I want to further develop my interprofessional skills and look forward to applying them during my clinical rotations.

What advice would you give future PA students as they begin to search for programs?  Some advice I would like to give to future PA students as they begin to search for programs is to find a program that seeks to serve the community and give students exposure to various patient populations. Also, look for a program where the faculty are supportive and prepares their students for success in the future workplace.