Meet Savanna - The PA Platform Creator

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My name is Savanna Perry. I graduated from the University of Georgia in December 2011, and started PA school at the Medical College of Georgia in May 2012.  It changed names a couple of times while I was there, but I graduated from Georgia Regents University (same as MCG) in August 2014.  I've assisted with multiple interviews so I've been on both sides. I started working at a Dermatology office outside of Augusta, GA and it is literally the greatest job ever! I have come to love my profession even more, while learning all of the advantages and few disadvantages to being a PA.  My husband went through medical school while I was in PA school, and is now an internal medicine resident, so I have an interesting perspective into that route as well.  I have always enjoyed helping other people to achieve their goals, and that is my goal with this site! Feel free to contact me at any time!  I would love to hear your suggestions for the site, questions, and comments!  Feel free to email me at savanna@thepaplatform.com.  

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Meet Sam - Pre-PA Coach

Hey Everyone, I'm Sam and am originally from Tampa, Florida. I went to Emory University for undergrad and Barry University for PA school. I actually wasn't set on the medicine track until after college so I also took a few extra science classes at NYU. I am currently living in Brooklyn and working in Manhattan. My practice is all outpatient and I work closely with physical therapists. It's amazing how many things we learn need surgery but really just need some TLC (and exercise)! My favorite part of being a PA is that most of the time my work is not black and white. One of my patients recently e-mailed me and said "I had no idea medicine was so controversial!" He was talking about how multiple radiologist read his MRI slightly different! It keeps you on your toes! I also like being able to talk with people from all different walks of life. 

Email: samantha@thepaplatform.com 

 


Meet Hanna - Pre-PA Coach

Hi, I’m Hanna. I graduated from Pace University – Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant Program in 2014. Prior to PA school I received a dual Bachelor of Education degree in Athletic Training and Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Georgia. I am currently licensed as both a Physician Assistant and an Athletic Trainer. Since graduating from PA school, I have worked in outpatient sports medicine and primary care. Additionally, I have spent time teaching Pathology at Long Island University's Athletic Training Program. I recently relocated to Los Angeles in pursuit of a more holistic and active lifestyle. My favorite part of being a PA is the limitless versatility that comes with the practice. I love having friends in various setting in the medical field which encourages sharing knowledge and promotes continuous learning.

Email: hanna@thepaplatform.com

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Meet Ngan - Pre-PA Coach

Ngan Lam is from south Florida. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Florida Atlantic University. Prior to PA school, she completed her master’s degree in public health while working at the health department as an epidemiologist. She is an inaugural member of the Florida International University’s PA Program. Ngan is currently working as an outpatient ENT/Otolaryngology PA. She is excited to join the PA Platform team as a coach and hope to serve as a mentor for the pre-PA community! Ngan blogs at &PA

Email: ngan@thepaplatform.com

 

 


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Meet Erin - Pre-PA Coach

Hey y’all! I’m Erin. I’m a recent graduate of the George Washington University Physician Assistant program; prior to that I completed my Bachelor’s degree at the University of Florida. I’m now back in Florida completing an APP Emergency Medicine Fellowship. Following this, I hope to stay in Emergency Medicine - I absolutely love the pace and complexity of my patient load. In my spare time, I train for half marathons and binge watch TV shows with my cat. I also run the blog Stethoscope and Sparkle. I am so excited to be a coach on the PA Platform Team because I love my role as a PA-C, and I love being able to give back to the pre-PA community.

Email: erin@thepaplatform.com


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Meet Jourdyn - Pre-PA Coach

Hi, my name is Jourdyn! I am a recent graduate of UW-Madison’s PA program and will start my first job as an ER PA this fall! Before PA school, I attended Edgewood College in Madison, WI and graduated with a degree in Biology and a minor in Ethnic Studies. In my free time, I run a blog and Instagram account called The PA Life! It has been so much fun reaching out to different levels of PA friends in the community, and I am so excited to help you take the next step in your PA journey and achieve your goal of getting into PA school! As a new grad, I am very familiar with the application process and know it can be a bit confusing and overwhelming at times! That is why I am SO excited to be working with the PA Platform to help you rock your interview! :) 

Email: jourdyn@thepaplatform.com 


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Meet Olivia - Pre-PA Coach

Hey everyone, my name is Olivia! I am a recent graduate of Duke University’s PA program and have been practicing as an orthopedic trauma PA for a few months. I earned my undergraduate degree in Biochemisty from a small school in Colorado, Regis University. I knew I had a passion for medicine and I am so happy I chose to become a PA. In my free time I like to enjoy the wonderful Colorado sunshine, run, hike, paddle board, and of course spend time with my friends and family. Having gone through the process of applying and getting into PA school recently I know how overwhelming the process can be. I am looking forward to helping you achieve your goal of becoming an amazing PA.  

Email: Olivia@thepaplatform.com 


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Meet Skyler - Pre-PA Coach

Hi, I'm Skyler! I am a dog and cat dad, a fiance, a sports enthusiast, and a Physician Assistant (PA). Savannah, Georgia has been my home for the past three years, and I am here to stay! South University PA Program is where I received my Master's degree. Prior to PA school, I completed my Bachelor of Science in Biology from Georgia Southern University (GSU). Fortunately, I have known that I wanted to become a PA since beginning my undergraduate degree. My experience as a Scribe and Medical Assistant allowed me to explore a vast amount of medical professions as well as network with some of the providers. The intuition and training of the Physician Assistants that I met interest me and lured me into seeking more. As a Pre-PA student, I helped start the Pre-Physician Assistant Association at GSU, and I continue to stay involved. Now as a Physician Assistant, I have no regrets and want to encourage students that you CAN do this too. The application process is daunting, but I am here to make it more manageable! Believe in yourself, stay curious, and be proactive and there is nothing that you can't do!

Email: skyler@thepaplatform.com


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Meet Meghan - Pre-PA Coach

Hi everyone, I’m Meghan and I graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch Physician Assistant program in 2019. I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, but have moved to start my career as a PA in Chicago, Illinois. In my free time, I’m on my blog MeghaninMedicine as well as Instagram channeling my creative side and helping pre-PA students through the process of applying. I am a second-time applicant and I understand how confusing it can be, so I am here to help you smooth the kinks out! 

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