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Daniela P. Ramirez '13

 

Employment: 
Patient Care Associate (PCA), Neuroscience Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

Education:
Enrolled, Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies,
Bouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University

Pine Manor College, Biology Major

Fenway High School, Boston, MA

Goal: 
A long term career in the health care field where I can use my Physician Assistant skills along with my research expertise and apply it on a day-to-day basis to help better the overall health of others. Additionally, I want to help narrow the gap in health care services for underserved populations.

“My internship at a cancer research lab at Mass General Hospital helped me gain a holistic approach to medicine and the health care field.”

Life after Graduation

“After I graduated from Pine Manor College with a bachelor’s degree in Biology, I completed some pre-requisite courses that I needed in order to apply for Physician Assistant programs, and I also started my current job at MGH. I completed a full year of full time clinical work for a total of 1,200 hours (which is what Northeastern required) in order to qualify for the program. I continue to work in the inpatient neurosciences unit of MGH as a PCA. I will leave in August to start graduate school at Northeastern University where I am enrolled in the PA Program. For these last two years, I was able to be hands on with patients and learn a variety of skills I will use as a Physician Assistant.

How PMC Helped Me

“I chose PMC because it was a small school and they provided me with the best financial support. Pine Manor's liberal arts focus provided me with a well-rounded education because I was able to explore different areas of interest while still focusing my primary education in the sciences with my major in Biology.

I fell in love with science when I was in high school. Pine Manor has a strong science curriculum where the faculty challenge you, but also support you every step of the way. My professors knew me on a personal level and they were able to provide adequate help and support when necessary. I always felt that my questions mattered and they were always answered to the best of the professor's ability. I knew I could always reach out and receive help when I needed it. This was very important in my college years.

PMC challenged me and provided a strong foundation in the sciences, which is important for a career in health care. It led me to have a strong education and good qualifications to be a strong candidate for Physician Assistant programs, which are highly competitive and present a rigorous curriculum.”
“The Biology Program at Pine Manor provides the perfect foundation for career success in the biomedical sciences.”

Daniela Ramirez '13 - Biology