Erin Moore is a PA student at the George Washington University; before school, she worked as a CNA for 2 years while getting her B.S. in Health Science at the University of Florida. Erin spent two years working at UF Health in Gainesville, FL before beginning her journey in PA school. She is now a student member of AAPA, and was actively involved in organizations promoting global health and the future of PAs during her undergrad.
In her free time, Erin enjoys watching Netflix with her cat, running, and cooking. She is also the founder of the popular blog Stethoscope and Sparkle.
In her own words,
"Growing up, I always knew I wanted to be involved in medicine. My mother was an NP, and one of my earliest memories is her "healing" my teddy bear. I thought that medicine was magic and I couldn't wait to be old enough to do this magic myself. When I started working at UF Health, I knew that I had found my calling. Medicine gives us the ability to help others live and feel better, and it's so much more than just treating their illness. One of my favorite things about medicine is having the ability to get to know my patients on a more personal level, because not only does it make it easier for me to treat them, but it improves their mental wellbeing, something I think is often overlooked.
Perhaps my biggest challenge in my journey to medicine has been my own self doubts. But the more time I spend in medicine, the more I realize that my imperfections are what make me into a good provider.
I started Stethoscope and Sparkle after applying to PA school, and realizing that there were so many questions I had and not so many people to turn to. My goal is to make at least one person's journey to PA school go a little smoother. I also strive to give people a real look into what it's like to be a PA-S and to raise awareness about the PA profession."
Follow Erin on Instagram and visit her website at StethoscopeAndSparkle.com.
Erin Moore is a PA student at the George Washington University.