Erin Goff

PA Student
Class of 2023

Presbyterian College ‘21
Major: Biology

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

Throughout undergrad, I was involved in Delight Women’s Ministries, Beta Beta Beta (Science) Honor Society, ODK Leadership Honor Society, Student Government, Pre-PA Club and held leadership positions of Vice President of Membership Experience and Director of Primary Recruitment in my sorority, Alpha Delta Pi.

What did you do after you graduated?

After graduation, I worked at the Prisma Health hospital in Columbia, S.C. in order to continue to gain patient care hours.

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

Ronald McDonald House – cooked meals and helped clean the rooms in house, did laundry. Donated supplies from their monthly wish lists. Raised money through fundraisers and can tab collection for the organization.

Hospice Volunteer – PruittHealth Laurens, SC

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

Ronald McDonald House is Alpha Delta Pi Sorority’s philanthropy. As a member of ADPi, we made it our mission to contribute to their organization in any way we could. Ronald McDonald House houses and feeds families who have children that must stay in the hospital for an extended period of time so they do not have to pay for extra meals or hotels. Serving this organization over the past four years has impacted me in the most positive ways, and has only increased my interest in service. Also, knowing individuals and having a personal connection to families who have had to stay at the Ronald McDonald house has increased my interest and love for volunteering for this organization.

What are some of your hobbies or interests? 

I love spending time with my family and friends, as well as spending time outdoors.

Please include any family information if you’d like.

I definitely would not be here without the love and support from my family!! I am incredibly thankful for each and every one of them.

Why do you want to be a PA?

I have known I have wanted to be a PA from pretty early on in my college career. It has always been my dream to care for other people on a personal level and the PA profession will help me do just that, all while incorporating my love for the medical field as well. The team-oriented atmosphere and patient-centered care are also two huge factors that continue to drive my desire to become a PA.

Why did you choose Presbyterian College PA Program?

Attending PC for undergrad only made the decision to come back to PC for PA school that much easier! I love PC’s small community and family-like atmosphere, and I know the relationships and connections I have made here will last a lifetime. I was able to witness the hard work that went into starting this program throughout undergrad and I know the genuineness from the faculty and staff to ensure I will succeed is unmatched!