Incoming PA student, Madeline Bartausky, chose Campbell because of the people and curriculum that focuses on serving the underserved
Student PA Assistant: Madeline Bartausky
Program: Physician Assistant
Undergraduate Experience: Washington State University
Why Campbell PA? I was initially drawn to Campbell for its track record of academic excellence and core values that so closely aligned with my own. After interviewing, I was sold on the program’s faithfulness to these values, which were so clearly demonstrated by students, faculty, and staff that made me feel at home. I loved that the curriculum design emphasized primary care and serving the underserved. I am most excited for my husband and I to make the big move from Washington State! I know that this will be a huge opportunity for growth for both of us individually and in our marriage, as neither of us have face a change quite to this scale in our lives We are really looking forward to getting to know both North Carolina and the Buies Creek areas better.
Accomplishments, strengths, and passions: One of the things that I strive for is constant personal growth. In undergrad, this meant recognizing my shyness as a barrier to communicating with my future patients. I applied for a campus job that required me to practice public speaking. The confidence that this position helped me develop ignited a passion of mine, inspiring me to use my love of the Spanish language to interpret for the underserved at my local free clinic.
I have also had the privilege of working as a clinical research assistant in OHSU’s emergency department and as a medical scribe in family practice. Both positions have helped hone my listening skills and have inspired me to want to serve in primary care as a PA, where I know I will always be challenged to grow and serve those in my care. In light of this, I would say that I bring a growth and service mindset to the Campbell classroom.
What legacy does Madeline hope to leave? My goal is to become a PA in primary care. Most of my experience has been in primary care, and I love the “frontline” feel and preventative emphasis that it offers. However, I love that as a PA I have the ability to change specialty if I desire. Wherever I am serving, I hope to continue to use my Spanish to serve the underserved Spanish-speaking individuals in my area. It is my hope that my legacy will be one of compassion and service.