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PA Program

Kristin Burton Eager to Start Practice

Kristin BurtonKristin Burton ’16 has been described by one of the PA faculty as a “firecracker.” While a student in the PA program, she had boundless energy and multiple interests. She was able to maintain her focus to end her PA studies on a high note. The medical staff on her Internal Medicine rotation took notice of Kristin’s energy, composure, and work ethic and offered her the position of Internal Medicine PA with the Hospitalist Group at Community South Hospital. Though the job offer came from Community South Hospital, Kristin’s other preceptors were full of praise for the way she approached her work. One preceptor noted, “Kristin will make a great PA. She has a thirst for knowledge and continual learning that will be required for inpatient medicine. If I were hiring, she would be on the top of the list.” 

Though Kristin is very driven, she also is quite modest. She is quick to note that her classmates also have had much success in finding future employment during their clinical year—many obtained from contacts while out on rotation. Kristin gives much of the credit for her job offer to the faculty—their teaching methods, high standards, and genuine interest in each student’s success. She also notes that the Butler PA program’s stellar reputation in the medical community has afforded her many opportunities.  

Kristin is happy to give back and promote the Butler University PA program. Before she graduated, she traveled to the AAPA conference in San Antonio, Texas, to be of one of five students on the Butler team for the National Challenge Bowl Competition where the team made it to the second round of the competition. Kristin will take what she has learned into the field, and perhaps one day, she will make an excellent preceptor.