Not only does Sarah DeLuca ’15 love and appreciate her career as a physician assistant, she has love and gratitude for every opportunity offered to her through Shenandoah University.
During her time at SU, DeLuca challenged herself not only in the classroom, but also on the field hockey turf. “My undergraduate education as a double biology and psychology major provided me the foundation for lifelong learning and prepared me to continue my masters studies in PA. Being a student athlete also helped me to get where I am today. I played field hockey and served as captain my senior year. My teammates were not only friends but were family. When times were tough, we would always work together to get back up, and when times were great we would always be there to celebrate with each other. SU was my first choice and it was the best choice.”
DeLuca is now a practicing physician assistant at Selma Medical Associates in Winchester. She states, “I love my career as a physician assistant. Some of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had so far in my career are having a patient request to come see me as a provider. I love when people are happy and satisfied with the care I have provided to them, that they keep coming back to see me.”
After all the hard work, hours of studying, sacrificing time away from family and friends, it was all worth it in the end.”
DeLuca’s advice for current students is: “Get as many different clinical experiences as possible before graduation, once you’re done, the training is on you and your employer.”