Phillip Jordan Physician Assistant Student Presbyterian CollegePhilip Alton Jordan

PA Student
Class of 2022

The Citadel ’14, Cum Laude
Major: Biology

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

Campus Outreach and Fellowship of Christian Athletes

What did you do after you graduated?

First, I did medical research with Greenville Memorial Hospital in their surgery department, and then I worked as a medical scribe in various medical practices.

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

Since I was 15, I have volunteered every summer for a mission camp called Salkehatchie, whose focus is to help those in need by making their homes warmer, safer, and drier.

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

I started with this volunteer work through my home church’s youth group in Sumter, S.C.

What are some of your hobbies or interests?

I am a massive soccer fan, and I love the outdoors. I am a big fan of Atlanta United, and I grew up hunting, fishing, and camping.

Please include any family information if you’d like.

I got married on May 11, 2019, and my wife is a teacher with Greenville County Schools. We have a 1-year-old golden-doodle named Miggy.

Please let us know about anything weird, quirky, or unusual that you’d like to share.

I know way more about soccer around the world than I should.

Why do you want to be a PA?

My interest in medicine started with a love of biology in high school. I love the flexibility being a PA brings. I love people, and I see working as a PA as an opportunity to help others and doing a job I’ll love.

Why did you choose the Presbyterian College PA Program?

As someone who came from a small high school and college that both held an honor code to an incredibly high standard, I wanted to be a part of a program that also puts honor and integrity at the forefront. I fell in love with the campus when I arrived for my interviews, and I’m very excited at the opportunity to live in the Upstate.