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."
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Erin Moore is a PA student at the George Washington University.