Christina Leung Christina Leung, PA-S

It seems like it was just yesterday when I first began my journey as a PA student, dissecting cadavers with unimaginable tools for the first time, struggling to absorb a wealth of new information every week, and performing my first complete history and physical exam. In fact, it was only last semester when my white coat was officially bestowed upon me. Today, I am still drinking from a firehose as the learning continues, except now, I also have the incredible opportunity to apply the clinical knowledge and skills that I have gained on real patients.

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Katie Peregrin Katie Peregrin, PA-S

“They must have sent me an acceptance letter by mistake …. Wait are we sure I should even be in here right now? …. Wow they’re already diving into material …. That girl had the right idea by bringing her highlighters ….

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Justin Frye Justin Frye, PA-S

One of my favorite aspects of the Duke PA program (and one of the many reasons why I chose Duke) is the incredible diversity of the students that comprise each class year after year. Each of us possesses a long list of unique experiences, accomplishments, and perspectives, and our education is enriched every day because of this. 

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Hondo Espino Hondo Espino, PA-S

“Alright Espino, you’re up!” 

It’s the start of Day 2 during my Obstetrics-Gynecology rotation and these are the words my preceptor tells me as we get paged into Labor and Delivery. I feel a surge of anticipation rush through my body as I realize what those words mean– it’s time to for me to deliver a baby! 

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Emily Choi Emily Choi, PA-S

In addition to our fascinating anatomy cadaver dissection labs on Fridays, we have the Patient Assessment and Counselling I (PAC I) course to look forward to.  While half of our class is in the anatomy lab exploring parts of the body on cadavers, the other half is in PAC I learning the relevant non-invasive physical examination technique on our class partner. We prepare for PAC I each week by watching a prerecorded lecture and taking an online quiz to ensure we will be ready for the session.

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