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Barbara Hoffman G’18

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

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’m originally from Ghana in West Africa. I moved to the United States about ten years ago. Prior to enrolling in college in the US, I worked in the banking industry, taking care of my son while pursuing a bachelor’s degree with the ultimate goal of becoming a Physician Assistant (PA). 

I’ve been focused on building my career in healthcare for a number of years, most recently working as a physician extender in a dermatology clinic, assisting doctors with medical procedures under their supervision. Back in my native country of Ghana, I spent several years as a medical assistant through Rotary International. We partnered with health clinics and worked on health care awareness initiatives. And as an undergraduate, I worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and shadowed several PAs to gain firsthand knowledge of the profession.

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. 


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