Gannon University - MS in Physician Assistant Sciences
University of Redlands - BS in Biology and BA in Health, Medicine, and Society
Q & A with Allison:
What Do You Do In Your Time Off?
I love to go to the gym, the beach, and to Disneyland! I really want to get back into playing volleyball since I played in college. I also like to go on long road trips.
What defines your personality?
I would say my personality is a good mix between focused, determined, compassionate, and friendly.
Why Did You Choose A Career In Medicine?
I have always been fascinated by the sciences and growing up I found that I really like to help people. I also wanted a career that I would never get bored in and since medicine is always evolving, it was the perfect fit for me!
What are your favorite procedures or surgeries to perform?
Some of my favorite procedures to perform are removal of foreign bodies and impacted cerumen. So satisfying!
What are your goals personally, professionally or both?
Professionally, I want to grow into a knowledgeable provider that always makes her patients feel heard. Personally, I want to travel to all 50 states and visit all of the national parks.
Who is the most influential mentor you've worked with?
My most influential mentor is an orthopedic PA who introduced me to the PA profession when I was in undergrad. While shadowing him I was inspired by his thorough patient care and knowledgeable patient education. He helped me with PA school applications and I even got the chance to shadow him again as a PA student. I am very grateful for his mentorship.
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