Alec Jameson Physician Assistant Student Presbyterian CollegeAlec Jameson

PA Student
Class of 2022

Piedmont College ’15, graduated with Honors
Major: Biology
Minor: Chemistry

What activities and organizations were you involved in as an undergraduate?

I ran cross country all four years in college. During my freshman and sophomore years, I was one of the spokespeople representing our college teams in our conference that allowed all athletes to have a voice. I volunteered at a clinic that provided healthcare to low-income individuals and families for three years.

What did you do after you graduated?

I got my medical assistant certification and worked at a retinal specialist office for two years. I then went to an urgent care for a year before family practice at Piedmont Healthcare.

If you’ve done any volunteer work, please list what you’ve done and where.

I volunteered at Athens Nursing Clinic that provided healthcare to low-income individuals and families for three years.

How or why did you become involved in this volunteer work?

A family friend was working there as an RN part-time. I volunteered there to see if being in healthcare was a good fit for me. Being in that setting helped drive me to help others in need.

What are some of your hobbies or interests?

I enjoy running and going to the gym as a mental reset button and to stay active. I love being outside whenever the weather is sunny.

Why do you want to be a PA?

I first became interested in being a physician assistant after I started shadowing and working along with other physician assistants. Seeing how they can get more on a personal level and listen to patients’ problems than some medical professions. I loved the fact that physician assistants are able to be flexible and can switch specialties throughout their careers without having to do more licensing.

Why did you choose the Presbyterian College PA Program?

I chose PC for its small-town vibe. This can allow you to converse with your classmates and professors more openly and easier. I grew up in a small town, and this makes me feel right at home.