Amaris Gilchrease | Physicians Assistant Doctoral Program | Presbyterian College | Clinton SCAmaris Gilchrease

PA Student
Class of 2021

Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.


Amaris graduated from Claflin University in 2016. She majored in biology and minored in chemistry, graduating cum laude. As an undergraduate, Amaris was the captain of the softball team and a member of the American Chemical Society, among other extracurriculars.

After graduation, Amaris worked as a phlebotomy services representative at Quest Diagnostic. She’s always wanted to work in healthcare.

“My dream has always been to become a healthcare provider that makes a positive impact and serves my community,” she said. “I have always had a great passion for healthcare and helping others in any way that I can.”

Amaris says that becoming a PA will help her do just that.

“Becoming a PA will allow me to combine my passion for healthcare, and my determination to be a servant in communities, in order to make a difference and impact in people’s lives,” she says.

Amaris volunteers as an assistant softball coach and hosts youth softball camps.

“I became involved in this volunteer work because I love giving back to my community, especially involving softball,” Amaris said.