Alexis Boyd

PA Student
Class of 2023

Bluefield College class of 2020, Biology Freshman of the Year Award 
Major: Biology

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

Women’s Basketball Team

What did you do after you graduated? 

I became a licensed phlebotomist & served the Appalachian region for a year after I graduated from Bluefield College. I worked as a phlebotomist to gain healthcare experience while applying to Physician Assistant school.

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

I was fortunate enough to be involved in several areas of volunteer work in my community. Volunteering at a local family medicine clinic granted me the opportunity to serve on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic while gaining knowledge in my professional field of work.

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

Giving back to an underserved region that has served me my entire life embodies why I chose the career of medicine.

What are some of your hobbies or interests?

I enjoy spending my free time watching sports, reading books, or doing anything outside such as a hiking trip or a day trip to the beach!

Please include any family information if you’d like.

Born in the coalfields of Southwest Virginia, family has always been an integral part of my upbringing. In the face of adversity, my family roots keep me going.

Why do you want to be a PA?

Pursuing the path of becoming a Physician Assistant was a natural decision. Advocating for patient care while developing personal relationships with patients and their families is what called me to becoming a PA.

Why did you choose Presbyterian College PA Program?

From my immediate interaction with Presbyterian College PA program I knew it was the right fit. As a first generation college student, I wanted a school that felt like home. The personable connection and catered education that PC provides and prides itself on is exactly why I call PC my home.