Physician Assistant Grad Finds a Home In Emergency Medicine

Jana Wolfe fell in love with emergency medicine work during her clinical year of Seton Hill’s Physician Assistant program, and she has been working in emergency medicine ever since.

Since April 2015, she has served as a PA at Mon Health Medical Center’s ER in Morgantown. She loves the variety of cases and patients she treats. 

“We see both complicated and less severe cases, which allows us to keep our skills honed and medical knowledge broad,” Wolfe says. “I can see anything from trauma to a well- child check all in one day, which is why I love this field.” 

"Both my undergraduate and graduate years prepared me beyond words for my career.” 

Wolfe says she wouldn’t be the provider she is today without her years at Seton Hill, where “both my undergraduate and graduate years prepared me beyond words for my career.” 

She has gratitude and respect for her professors during her undergraduate years, but she especially bonded with the ones from her graduate phase, including Dr. Jim France, Cathy Bickerton, Richard Hutchinson, David Majiros, Crystal Trasoline, and Allison Turgeon. They were her teachers, mentors and cheerleaders. 

“Every one of them, and all of the adjunct professors, were essential to my education and deserve so much credit for what they do,” she says. 

Seton Hill’s young alumni are making their mark on the world through their work in science and healthcare, finance and business, industry, entertainment and service to those in need. The Fall/Winter 2019 edition of Seton Hill’s Forward magazine featured 30 of these alumni, all under the age of 30. You can find all of their stories here on Seton Hill’s site (just look for the “30 Under 30” icon).