WU Physician Assistants Headed for Haiti

Jennifer Gaskins (704) 233-8117
Director of Marketing and Communications

Wingate, N.C. – Wingate University will be sending eight second-year Physician Assistant (PA) students, accompanied by the PA Medical Director Dr. Roy Blank, to Haiti Feb. 13, to offer medical relief. The Wingate University students will be part of a 22-person team including surgeons, nurses and practicing physician assistants. George Collins, a faculty member of Wingate’s PA Program and an orthopedic PA at OrthoCarolina, is organizing the trip.

The program sponsoring the relief trip to Haiti is part of El Shaddai Ministries International. The group will spend a week in Haiti, returning on Feb. 21. In addition, Wingate University’s first-year physician assistant students have worked diligently to gather supplies for the team to take with them to Haiti.

Speaking of the trip, Director of Wingate University Physician Assistant Program Dr. Gary Uremovich said “The humanitarian spirit of our students is overwhelming - and I think speaks volumes to our mission to provide an education that is fulfilling our motto: Faith - Knowledge - Service.”

Founded in 1896, Wingate University is a private four-year co-educational institution of 2,159 students offering active learning opportunities through personalized instruction, world travel, career discovery, and community service.

Wingate offers more than 36 undergraduate majors in arts and sciences, business, communication, education, fine arts, music, and sports sciences. It also offers graduate degrees in business, education, physician assistant studies and sports administration. In addition, the school awards the doctor of pharmacy and the doctor of education degrees.

Bulldog student-athletes compete in 19 NCAA Division II sports. Wingate University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past three years.