Sarah Amarillo Physician Assistant Student Presbyterian CollegeSarah M. Amarillo

PA Student
Class of 2022

Campbell University ’16, Most Outstanding Clinical Student Class 2012
Major: Business Administration
Minor: Surgical Technology

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

Association of Surgical Technology (AST), SC State Assembly for Surgical Technology, GA State Assembly for Surgical Technology, USCB Pre-Health Club, Rotary Club Gift of Life Program.

What did you do after you graduated?

I have worked as a CST/SFA since 2012 and during that time frame, I was completing my undergraduate and pre-reqs for PA School.

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

Rotary Club of Hilton Head – Gift of Life Program. Volunteered as an SFA for a little boy in Mexico who was severely burned over 80% and had no means of getting reconstructive surgery in his country. The team, including myself, completed four surgeries in order for him to gain mobility in his limbs and neck so he could live a normal life.

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

I was working as a private CST/SFA and the opportunity arose. I had always wanted to be able to give back and help the community and/or someone, and this was the best way I knew how.

What are some of your hobbies or interests?

Flying with my husband, hunting, fishing, biking, spending time on the water, and anything outdoors.

Please include any family information if you’d like.

Husband is an active duty military pilot for 16+ years. Miniature dachshund named Camo.

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

I’m the first in my family to attend college, and look at me now! Accepted into a graduate program!

Why do you want to be a PA?

To help, serve, and educate patients while being able to build long standing relationships with them as a provider.

Why did you choose the Presbyterian College PA Program?

The small country town atmosphere, the amazing staff, and PC’s dedication to serving others. Proud to be a Blue Hose!