nicole robitaille

Nicole Robitaille '18

Medical Biology (Pre-Physician Assistant Track) Physician Assistant (M.S.P.A.)

From a young age I knew I wanted to pursue a career in the medical field. I chose UNE because I knew both its undergraduate and graduate schools were well accredited in the health professions. The advisors, professors, and professional staff at UNE really helped prepare me for my future because they helped me to understand what it takes to get into Physician Assistant school.

By taking summer classes, I was able to get ahead, and I am currently on track to graduate a year early from undergrad with a Medical Biology/Pre-PA major and a Philosophy minor. I was also able to get a position as a Patient Care Assistant in Cardiopulmonary Rehab at Central Maine Medical Center to help me fulfill the necessary health care experience needed for PA school.

With a lot of hard work and help from the faculty and staff at UNE, I was recently accepted to the Physician Assistant Program at UNE and will begin school in May of 2018, right after graduation. Being a medical biology major is hard, but the small class sizes really let me get to know my professors. I quickly learned that the professors, both on the Biddeford and Portland campuses, genuinely cared about me and wanted me to succeed. When I got accepted to PA school, the professor for the program called me to congratulate me. Little things like that are the reason I chose to come to UNE in the first place and why I am proud and excited to continue my education on the Portland campus.