Zack Martin

PA Student
Class of 2023

Hampden-Sydney College ‘17 Magna Cum Laude
Major: Biology

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

Chi Beta Phi, Sigma Xi, Alpha Epsilon Delta, H-SC Big Brother Program, Student Court Investigator, Pre-Health Society.

What did you do after you graduated? 

I worked as a scribe in a local emergency department for about a year, and then I moved over to pediatrics and worked as a medical assistant. The year prior to Presbyterian I worked as a medical assistant in a sports medicine & rehab practice.

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

UVA/NOVANT Health, Centra Southside Community Hospital, Heart of Virginia Free Clinic

What are some of your hobbies or interests? 

DC Sports, Home Cooked Meals, My Shoe Collection, Live Music & Cover Bands, A Solid Cocktail, A Well Curated Charcuterie Board, Reading the Local & National News Every Morning, Coaching Youth Baseball, Road Trips, Exploring Parks/Outdoors, Taking Care of My People.

Please include any family information if you’d like.

Born and raised in Washington DC– I, my father, mother, and little brother (and our Australian Cattle dog) have resided in the metropolitan area for almost 30 years.

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

When I die, my only request– I’d like to have 6 Washington football players as my pallbearers so they can let me down one last time. Sell the team, Dan.

Why do you want to be a PA? 

I want to be a PA because I really enjoy the various puzzles medicine poses. I think the profession allows me to experience all types of specialties and move laterally to what compels me most. There’s no greater reward than making tangible differences in the lives of others– I firmly believe anyone can make a living, but very few can make an impact.

Why did you choose Presbyterian College PA Program? 

I chose Presbyterian College because the school reminds me so much of my undergraduate experience– similar sized town, small class size, and tremendous access to professors. I’m grateful to have a wonderful advisor in Professor Leonardi– she and the rest of the faculty make PC feel like home.