Class of 2026: Future physician assistant is ready to jump into her major and the college experience

Class of 2026: Future physician assistant is ready to jump into her major and the college experience

Sarah West
 

  • Where are you from? Dalton, Georgia
     
  • Why did you want to major in chemistry? I love any kind of puzzle. Chemistry is like a puzzle, and I love putting together the pieces. As the formulas and problems are put together, each piece acts like puzzle pieces, creating something bigger, like the reaction or the solution to an equation. Sometimes things fall into place, but sometimes the pieces don't quite fit together, and I like that challenge; it keeps me on my toes. 
    Sarah West
    Sarah West

 

  • What are your plans once you graduate from GC? I'm currently hoping to attend physician assistant (PA) school. Many PA programs require prior healthcare experience with hands-on patient care, so I will also look for opportunities to gain that experience.

 

  • Why would you like to pursue this profession? I want to pursue this profession because my top priority in the career I choose for myself is knowing that I am making a good difference in other people's lives. I hope they become healthier and happier in mind and body after my care. I love and want to help people and have a close team to work with to provide care. However, I also want a work-life balance, and I have heard that PAs have a much better balance than most other healthcare careers.

 

  • What student organizations would you like to join at GC? Although I'm not sure which I would like to join at the current moment, as that's what I'm hoping to find out at orientation, I do know I'm looking specifically for a meditative group, a religious group and a leadership group.

 

  • How do you think they'll change you as a person? I would join the meditative group to help keep myself grounded and mentally well, a religious group would help keep me connected to my faith. A leadership group would give me experience, close friends, mentors and confidence.

 

  • What are you most looking forward to at GC? I'm ready to meet new people. I'm so excited to dive into the college experience, learn more and grow as an independent human being. To adventure and beyond!