Caroline Busbee is a physician’s assistant at Gwinnett Urgent Care who credits CTAE with giving her the confidence, leadership abilities, and skills to make decisions in the field of health care. Before graduating from Oconee County High School in 2012, Caroline was active in her school’s branch of Health Occupations Students of America. In her role as president of HOSA, she helped create more ways for the community and school to get involved, ran fundraising efforts, and encouraged other students to join if they were interested in the medical industry. One of her favorite CTAE memories is attending HOSA leadership conferences, where she enhanced her ability to coordinate with a team. After high school, Caroline continued her education at Mercer University.
“As a part of HOSA, we had meetings about different medical career pathways that were options to help guide us once we got to college, conferences to focus on leadership and medical involvement… It helped me feel confident in my decision to pursue medicine/ health sciences when I started college.”