Julie A Romeis, DMSc, PA-C is a doctorate-level PA with a passion for mental health and education. She is dedicated to her patients and field. She even is an activist for the PA profession and precepts PA students. We recently sat down with Julie to learn more about her personally. Read on to get to know Julie!
Could we get some brief biographical info from you? Hometown, previous experience, education, etc.?
I spent the first 21 years of my life equally distributed between southern California, Cleveland, Ohio and upstate New York. I attended high school in Ithaca, NY, college in Buffalo, NY and moved to North Carolina after college.
What made you want to work in this field?
The personal relationships I can foster with my patients in the field of psychiatry was something I felt I couldn’t have in other fields.
What do you believe makes AIM stand out in its field, and why?
The commitment to whole health and guiding principles is inspiring.
What does your ideal day look like?
Sunlight, exercise, family, friends, pets and good food. Everything else is icing on the cake!
Can you name one role model you have, and what that person has had such an impact?
My father survived his house being bombed during WWII, his father helped his best friend win the Nobel Prize in medicine, and my mom drove her convertible from Indiana to Hollywood to work as a nurse at Cedars Sinai. What they each had in common was a drive to keep moving forward and the desire to be the author of their own story.
What is your favorite quote?
No one can change the past and no one knows the future – all we have is the present.
Favorite Food(s): All of them, but especially Indian and Cuban
Hobbies: Cooking, watching movies, playing with my pets, hiking, and traveling
Favorite sports team: Carolina Panthers
Pets: ALL THE CATS
Dream Vacation: Peru
Favorite Book(s): Ken Follet’s Pillars of the Earth
Favorite Podcast(s): Crime Junkie
Want to know more about Julie’s professional background? Check out her bio!