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.