I became a PA because of my combined interest and experience in humanities and science. I had community service and work experience, and a science degree and work experience, and I wanted something that took both. Right after PA school I joined the Army and spent 10 years in. This provided a wealth of medical experience ranging from forward aid stations, to ground and air medevac, to ad-hoc clinics, to regular clinics, to hospitals. The common theme to me in all of them was the ongoing need for primary care services and preventative medicine for everyone everywhere all the time. It wasn’t just part of each person’s condition, or just sometimes. It was the whole, all the time. I formed the attitude that it’s often not really possible to only address “one thing today”. That’s why I chose primary care.