Cairn Pre-Med Graduate Accepted into PCOM Physician Assistant Program

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Cairn alumnus Jesse Rivera ’22, who graduated from the pre-med program with a BS in Biology in August 2022, is the first Cairn graduate to be accepted into a physician assistant (PA) program.

Jesse was first introduced to the PA program during his freshman year, when a representative from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) visited his biology class. After four years of classroom instruction and lab experience that met the program’s prerequisites, Jesse applied to PCOM after graduation and recently heard of his acceptance into his program of choice.

He will begin PCOM’s 26-month program this summer. Upon completion of the program, Jesse will become a licensed physician assistant. He hopes to use his education “to work in underserved communities where I can bring the biblically integrated education I have from Cairn to the medical field.”