This Pirate is educating patients on disease
prevention as a physician assistant in training
Jonathan Bullock is a true Pirate through it all. He completed his undergraduate degree at ECU in Athletic Training and is currently a graduate student majoring in Physician Assistant Studies. While starting the process of looking into PA school, he only applied to ECU.
What is something cool about ECU that you wish you knew during your first year? I would have loved to know all of the resources ECU has to offer such as the North Rec Complex, where you can kayak, stand up paddle board, grill, play corn hole, or zip line.
What advice do you have for other students? Dive in. Stay involved on campus and try to shadow or get some experience in the field you are trying to pursue to see if it something you are interested in.
Written by: Bre Lewis
Photography by: Rhett Butler
College: College of Allied Health Sciences
Major: Physician Assistant Studies
Classification/Year: Graduate student
Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
Hobbies & Interests: I enjoy working out, singing karaoke, dancing, intramural sports, interprofessional medical events, and understanding people’s passions.
Clubs & Organizations: North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants, National Athletic Trainer’s Association
Favorite place to eat: Christy’s Euro Pub
Favorite Movie: “Goodwill Hunting.” I saw this movie recently and felt the movie was still powerful and had a meaningful plot.
Favorite website: Spotify
Favorite place on campus: Health sciences student center on west campus
Favorite hangout: Salsa dancing at Crave
Favorite class: Clinical Medicine 1
Favorite TV show: “This Is Us”
Favorite band/musician: Usher has old and new music I like. I really enjoy a soulful singer and am starting to branch out into other genres. Musiq Soulchild, Leon Bridges, Sam Smith, John Legend, Chris Stapleton.
Professor who influenced you the most: Hard to say due to how close our faculty student relationship is. Was able to gain pros from many of my professors.
The one thing you cannot live without: Social contact with other people.
Dream Job: A job where I help patients daily and love going to work.
Role model: My mother. She has shown me how to work hard and stay focused on the goal. She has supported me in everything and has shown me how to be thankful for everything.
Your words to live by: Treat people how you would want your mother to be treated and keep faith in God because he always has a plan.