Laurel Mason-Gerhard '22

Laurel Mason-Gerhard in her whitecoat inside the HCE at Case Western Reserve University

Preferred Pronouns?  she/her/hers

Where would you say you are from?  Toledo, Ohio

Where did you receive your Bachelor's degree?  Ohio State University

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

If you completed a master's or professional degree, which degree did you complete, and from what university?  University of Toledo​​​​​​​

How did you hear about CWRU's PA program?  I wanted to stay in Ohio, so I started looking at the PA schools in Ohio. Case stuck out to me because of the ranking of their Medical School​​​​​​​.

Why did you choose the PA program?  There were many small reasons why I choose Case, but overall it was because of the community engagement, focus on public health, and a gut feeling that this was where I was supposed to be.​​​​​​​

What are you looking forward to the most in the PA program? What are you looking forward to the most going into your second year in the PA program?  I can't wait to do my OB rotation and help deliver babies! I am also very excited to get back into the ER.

What advice would you give future PA students as they begin to search for programs?  Make a list of the things that are most important to you, and don't compromise. Trust your gut, and don't be afraid to take a leap of faith!