Adrianna Piccone is a 2012 and 2013 Gannon graduate. Adrianna received her bachelor’s degree in health sciences and her masters in physician assistant sciences. While a student at Gannon, Adrianna immersed herself in a variety of extracurricular activities through her involvement with the Student Government Association and the Tri Beta honor society. She actively participated in Habitat for Humanity, the midnight pancake breakfast and volunteered for GIVE Day.
Adrianna is currently working as a traveling physician assistant at an urgent care, that is rapidly growing in New York. Before her work at Rochester Immediate Care as a physician assistant, she worked in an outpatient imaging center and held various customer service jobs. All the jobs she did before beginning her career she attributes to making her a better physician assistant.
She also attributes her success to Gannon’s physician assistant program. Adrianna says, “Gannon’s PA program is an incredible program that really prepares the student for the “real world.” The program gives the opportunity for students to learn and find their own personal niche in a highly sought after field. The classes are set up in such a way to touch on all topics in medicine and prepare you for your boards. The clinical year is instrumental in seeing firsthand what your career will look like, while giving you the practice and space to build confidence and fine tune your clinical skills.”
When asked what Adrianna’s favorite memory on campus was, she said that it was her class with Father Michael Kesicki. She enjoyed his teachings and really looked forward to class. After class you could find Adrianna in her favorite hangout spot, Nash Library. She said, “I spent so many hours studying in those rooms…and checking out DVDs when DVDs were still cool!”
In her free time, she enjoys reading, staying active, crafting, and chasing her toddler around. What Adrianna really enjoys most is spending time with her family; she comes from an Italian background and says her family remains very close! Adrianna is looking forward to continuing to build her family and loving her career while doing it.
Her advice to current students is “keep at it. I know that sometimes it feels like your dream job is so far away, but really college goes so fast. Enjoy all the little moments while you can and enjoy the journey.” To recent graduates “Congratulations! Now the real-world kicks in, get out there and make it happen.”