Alex Bruening ’06 knew that getting into a strong Physician Assistant program would be essential to his success. After interviewing with several PA programs, he decided that SU’s program – among the strongest and most advanced he had seen – would be a perfect fit. The natural beauty of the Shenandoah Valley didn’t hurt either!
As a student, Bruening was introduced to the local medical community by his professors and mentors and after graduation, he decided to make Winchester home. Aside from providing an excellent education, he credits his alma mater with “opening doors for my career.” He is employed by the Bone and Joint Specialists of Winchester, where he works in orthopaedic surgery.
The most rewarding aspect of his job is when he is able to work directly with his patients to reach optimal outcomes for their diagnoses and educating the patients to manage their more complex issues.
Bruening’s advice to for current PA students is: “Be ready to work hard while in school, but understand that school is just the beginning of your learning process. Continue the hard work once your career begins.”