Janetta Kitchko

PA Student
Class of 2023

Presbyterian College class of 2019, Cum Laude, Honors in Biology
Major: Biology
Minor: Chemistry

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

I was a worship leader at my church, and I volunteered at a local hospital.

What did you do after you graduated? 

After I graduated, I went to a six-month Slavic Missionary Bible School in Jacksonville, Florida. After Bible School, I started a Gap Year Program at EmergencyMD Urgent Care where I trained and worked as a Medical Assistant , Lab Assistant, and Receptionist. 

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

I volunteered at Spartanburg Regional Hospital at a gift shop in the Breast Cancer Center where I talked and comforted women going through chemotherapy. I also volunteered at the pediatrics center where I read and played with the children, cleaned up equipment, and organized paperwork and supplies. I also had the opportunity to go on a mission trip to Honduras to share the Gospel and hand out supplies and food to the poor villages we visited. 

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

I believe that I have been very blessed, and I would love to be a blessing in someone else’s life. Jesus came to serve and not to be served, and I believe that we must learn how to serve others, too, especially if we can give without expecting anything in return. 

What are some of your hobbies or interests? 

I like driving up the mountains to admire the views and watch the sunrise or sunset. I also enjoy reading, swimming, and fishing.

Please include any family information if you’d like.

My family is so important to me. I would not be where I am today without their love, support, and prayers. 

Why do you want to be a PA? 

My mission in life is to serve others and be a blessing to them, so I want to work in communities that do not have easy access to healthcare. Being a PA is also a rewarding career that allows you to be flexible, autonomous, build relationships within the community, and work with a healthcare team to provide the best care for your patients.

Why did you choose Presbyterian College PA Program? 

I chose PC because I went here for my undergraduate education, and I loved the campus and the people here! Most of all, I love that the mission of the PA program focuses on raising leaders in the medical field to serve their community and patients medically, spiritually, mentally, and physically.