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Welcome to the official website of the UWL
Pre-Physician Assistant Club!  

The Pre-PA Club is run by and for UW-L undergraduate students who are interested in finding out more about the PA profession in health care, enhancing their likelihood of admission to a PA program, and selecting courses, jobs, and volunteer activities that will prepare them for success.

Member of the Month 22/23

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Katie Johnston


"My name is Katie Johnston, and I am a sophomore majoring in biology. I’m from Fall Creek, WI. Over the summer, I worked as a CNA in my hometown, and I am currently volunteering through the STAR Center to help children with disabilities. I also participate in undergraduate biology research. In my free time, I like to hike, run, and go fishing."


Alexis Ringhofer


“I'm Alexis Ringhofer. I was born and raised in Owatonna, MN. I am majoring in biomedical sciences with a minor in chemistry. Since freshman year, I have been involved in many clubs such as Pre-PA club, the secretary of Biology club, and the Communication Manager of the Eta Phi Alpha Honor Society. For 6 years, I have worked as a waitress at a small restaurant. I have also worked as a CNA on the memory care unit at an assisted living facility for 2 years. The past summer I worked and continue to work at a hospital as a PCT on the Med-Surg, ED, and mental health floors. In addition, this past summer I job shadowed multiple PAs and doctors within different fields. This year I have recently gotten involved with research on blood clotting factors in squirrels investigating what makes their platelets withstand cold. I also have gotten involved in volunteering within the La Crosse community and my hometown community. I have been assisting my hometown athletic trainer for 6 years, including helping with taping and acute injuries. In La Crosse, I help with behavioral children at a place called the Good Fight, provide safe and clean equipment for drug users helping with the spread of HIV and overdoses at Vivent Health, and clean/socialize the dogs at a humane society. Outside of school and volunteering, I enjoy hiking, being with friends and family, as well as going to local coffee shops.”


Nick Bruder


"Hey guys I am Nicholas Bruder I am a junior here at UWL and am currently majoring in psychology. I am an EMT back home and am also a volunteer first responder in West Salem. Aside from the Pre-PA stuff, I love hiking, traveling, climbing, downhill skiing, and just hanging out with my friends."

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Quinn Steinbrecher


"Hi! My name is Quinn Steinbrecher and I am from Holmen, WI. I am a Biology major at UWL and I am a member of the Pre-PA club! Outside of school, I work as a CNA and I am also a volunteer cross country/track coach at Holmen High School. I ran cross country and track all through middle and high school, and I continue to run today. The running community really is amazing, and I am grateful to be a mentor to the hardworking student-athletes at Holmen High School. This is where my passion for volunteering comes from, and I hope to continue being a positive influence on the youth in the Coulee Region."


Can I ask questions during the meetings?

We ENCOURAGE you to raise your hand and stop us at any time during the meeting

What is the point of MyOrgs?

The University requires campus organizations to post ALL events onto MyOrgs before they can be held. The Pre-PA Club will utilize MyOrgs for posting events, but in order to reserve your spot it must be done through our own website 

What are meeting minutes?

Meeting minutes are somewhat of a simpler version of our meeting written into a document

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