Meet Sean Jamieson
Who I am
I’m a Canadian who grew up with two big interests: baseball and medicine. I played college ball in New York, got drafted by the Oakland Athletics and spent seven years in the minor leagues. Injuries ended my career, so it was time to pursue my other big interest. UNTHSC was the perfect place for me to learn medicine.
Why I want to be a physician assistant
I have always liked the idea of making someone feel better through medicine. And physician assistants have the flexibility to change specialties rather than be locked into one. You can start in the emergency room, where it’s fast paced and the hours are long, and later transition into a specialty that’s more family friendly.
What I love about UNTHSC
The faculty, the staff and the emphasis on teamwork. Every couple months, we join student nurses, social workers, physicians, pharmacists and physiologists to solve medical problems. It teaches us to listen and to appreciate the skills of other professions. That style of team-based care is the future.
About the School of Health Professions
The School of Health Professions educates and trains providers of the future for careers in two of the most rewarding and in-demand fields in all of health care: physician assistants and physical therapy.
What you should know
- 100% employment: Every 2018 graduate of the Department of Physical Therapy was employed within six months of leaving UNTHSC.
- Perfect pass rate: Graduates of the Physician Assistant Studies program have a 100 percent, first-time pass rate on the national certification exam for four straight years, the second-longest streak in Texas.
- Competitive program: The PA program has approximately 1,900 applicants for its 75 spots.
About UNT Health Science Center
Located in Fort Worth’s beautiful Cultural District, UNTHSC is a graduate university for more than 2,000 students in medicine, science and public health. It has six schools that educate and train providers of the future to become doctors, public health experts, biomedical scientists, pharmacists, physical therapists and physician assistants.
Working in health care teams and training in a strong culture built on shared values, UNTHSC team members are dedicated to transforming lives in order to improve the lives of others.