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Student Stories

Current students and alumni talk about their experience in the program and how it has affected their lives.

"I've never been one to take a back seat, but Bay Path’s PA program forced me out of my comfort zone. I learned how to take initiative and that strengthened my leadership skills. I worked with general surgeons Dr. Ampadi and Dr. McClelland at Baystate Franklin Medical Center while I was enrolled at Bay Path, and thanks to them, I realized where my career would take me—to the operating room, an area I am most passionate about. Together with Dr. Potee, they shaped who I am as a clinician today."
- Courtney Opalenik, PA-C G‘15 | Read her full interview


"As a single parent with a passion for healthcare, I'm becoming a PA to fulfill my lifelong dream of caring for and helping others while still having plenty of time to watch my son grow up. I selected Bay Path because there are great networking opportunities thanks to the small class sizes and clinical rotations that will allow me to explore many areas of the field." - Barbara Hoffman G’18 | Read her full interview


"I’m eager to begin my career as a PA in primary care, and am certain that with the support of my family, through my NHSC scholarship in addition to the education and training I’m receiving at Bay Path, I’ll learn a lot, particularly working in an underserved area like those I lived in for most of my life." - Andrea Fachini G’19 | Read her full interview