Ethan Pierce Physician Assistant Student Presbyterian CollegeEthan Pierce

PA Student
Class of 2022

Dalton State College ’20, Cum Laude
Major: Biology
Minor: Chemistry

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

I played disc golf and intramural flag football at Dalton State.

What did you do after you graduated? 

Continued to work as a pharmacy technician and proceeded to get married in August!

What are some of your hobbies or interests? 

Hiking, cooking and reading.

Please include any family information if you’d like. 

Recently married Kayleigh, who is the love of my life. We have an amazing dog together named Ollie.

Why do you want to be a PA? 

I believe that collaboration and communication are vital for success in many healthcare sectors. I think that being a PA would emphasize my interpersonal skills and critical thinking to be a great conduit between patients and other healthcare team members.  Job shadowing PA’s showed me that the possibility of making clinical decisions, working collaboratively, being a lifelong student and having the opportunity to practice in multiple specialities really fit my personality and goals.

Why did you choose Presbyterian College PA Program? 

I chose PC because of the smaller class size and the program’s ties to faith. When I toured the campus, I found that the faculty really wanted to know who I was an individual rather than as a student. The faculty seemed to genuinely care for its students and foster an environment that encouraged success.