Katherine Scully

Katherine Scully

Master of Applied Gerontology

Program entry date: 2020

I am a Brock Badger through and through, having completed both my Bachelor of Medical Sciences and Master of Applied Gerontology (MAG) degrees at Brock. I chose Brock for the immediately welcoming environment and the emphasis on hands-on, experiential education. I applied to the Master of Applied Gerontology program specifically for graduate school because I knew I wanted to work with older adults in a clinical setting. The skills gained during both the coursework and practicum would prepare me for a successful career working with this population. During my time at Brock, I was fortunate to complete undergraduate research at Niagara Health in quality improvement. I returned to Niagara Health to complete my graduate research practicum, where I investigated the patient experience of older adults attending the Geriatric Assessment Program. Now a graduate of the MAG program, I hope to take the in-depth knowledge gained in the program to directly improve the health of older patients as a Physician Assistant while using my quality improvement experience to be a system-wide advocate for older adults accessing healthcare services.

My tip for thriving in graduate school is to take every opportunity to learn presented to you and create opportunities to learn that suit your goals for the future. You are investing in yourself and your future career during graduate school, so make it count!