Detroit Mercy PA student makes school history with rotation in Kenya

University of Detroit Mercy Physician Assistant (PA) student Mary Beth Couretas

University of Detroit Mercy Physician Assistant (PA) student Mary Beth Couretas knew she wanted to do something special for her elective clinical rotation. Couretas accomplished that by becoming the first Detroit Mercy PA student to do an international clinical rotation, completing a rotation in Mombasa, Kenya.

“As long as I can remember, I have always been drawn to help those less fortunate than me,” said Couretas, who is a seven-year Army veteran and served a tour in Iraq. “It was that same feeling that drove me to pursue a placement abroad for my elective rotation.”

Couretas spent four weeks in Kenya and describes the rotation as grueling, rewarding, eye-opening, heart-breaking and “one of the best experiences of my life.” Read the full story online!