Student Spotlight: Kelsey Meyer
It has been said that kindness is contagious. This statement is definitely true of Kelsey Meyer who is passing the kindness, support, and interest that she received at IU East to her patients.
Kelsey noticed how kind the people at IU East were from the very beginning. When she visited IU East for the first time with her mother, both of them were struck by how warm and kind the staff were to the point that her mother remarked that she got a “warm, fuzzy feeling” from the campus. After Kelsey became a student here, Kelsey always felt welcome and important. She participated in the Honors Program and was given the opportunity to be an Admissions Ambassador. This role gave her the communication and teamwork skills that she needed to be successful and gave her incredible opportunities and lifelong friends in the process. Her fondest memories of IU East are connected with her time as an Admissions Ambassador, and she still makes it a point to visit her friends in Admissions at least once a year.
Since graduating from IU East, Kelsey has graduated with a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio with honors and was one of four students in her class to be inducted into the Pi Alpha National Honor Society for Physician Assistants. She is now working in general and orthopedic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.
Although IU East is a small, unassuming campus, Kelsey says that her time here “helped me become the person, and now medical provider, I am today. Beyond the curriculum, IU East prepared me for and gave me something greater than I could have imagined.” Kelsey is passing on the kindness and attention that she received at IU East by making each of her patients feel as though they are the only person in the room, an ability that she takes great pride in. No matter where her career takes her, Kelsey “will always, proudly be a Red Wolf.”