Amy Kim is finished her education at MEDEX Northwest with a preceptorship in urgent care at the Everett Clinic under Kimberly Duvall, PA-C. Earlier in her clinical year, she had a one-month urgent care rotation—her first ever exposure to urgent care. But this four-month experience at The Everett Clinic at Smokey Point had a big impact on her. “This is what I’m drawn to, having this fast paced acuity and seeing patients,” she says. “All my rotations have been fabulous, but I would like to continue with urgent care. I feel that I get most out of it. At the end of the day, you’ve got to love what you do.” Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Amy is an International Medical Graduate. However, due to family circumstances, Amy couldn’t continue to seek her medical licensing in the States. “Obtaining a medical degree in the US requires a residency program with on-calls, and that was not an option for me at the time,” she says. “With a young child, we really wanted to focus on family. I’ve never given up on my dream to become a practicing clinician in the US.” Physician Assistant school turned out to be the right option for resuming her practitioner status in the US.