Kelly, a recent graduate from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) spent a day at Pacific Coast Urology Medical Center (PUMC) to experience firsthand how a Physician Assistant works in a busy medical practice.
Kelly graduated with a degree in accounting from UCSB but decided to change her career path and follow her passion of helping people by pursuing a career as a physician assistant.
“I’d like to thank Dr. Pugach and Evans Tran, PA for taking the time out of their busy schedule to allow me to shadow their practice,” says Kelly. “The two of them make a great a team and I know they couldn’t do it without their amazing staff.”
As an aspiring PA, “shadowing someone who you value greatly can be a bit nerve-racking, but Dr. Pugach and Evans were so welcoming that they made me feel like I was part of their team that day,” continues Kelly. Kelly was able to observe No Needle No Scalpel Vasectomy procedures and meet the patients Evans treats in the Women’s Bladder Control Center of Exellence .
Dr. Robert Pugach understands the importance of providing aspiring medical professionals and physician assistants in their clinical practice training rotations the valuable hands on experience they need by working in his practice. (View educational events)
“I was able to gain more knowledge that I know I can take with me down the road as I pursue my career as a PA,” says Kelly. “There was so much to learn about urology and Dr. Pugach and Evans are definitely experts in this specialty. The two of them are great leaders and mentors and it was an honor shadowing them.”
Evans Tran, PA at PCUMC with Kelly Lam, aspiring PA