Meet Kyle - The Patient Care Pathways Featured Student

Authored By: dies0044 10/08/2021

Patient Care

Healing bodies and minds is an art, a skill and a science. Students who are interested in a hands-on career offering quality care to patients, families and the community will find UMR’s innovative curriculum provides ample preparation for entry into the workforce or for advanced study.

Kyle Cochran

Kyle Cochran, ‘13

Patient Care
Major: Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
Hometown: Slayton, MN

Why did you choose to come to UMR? I knew immediately during my tour that UMR was where I needed to be. The small class sizes, integrated curriculum with a focus on health sciences, JustASK center and having Mayo Clinic next door were just a few selling points for me. Knowing that the instructors knew me by name and we could sit down at any time to have a conversation about school or life made me realize that they are here for us and want to see us succeed.

How did your Capstone experience prepare you for your future in what you’re currently doing? My experience as an ECG technician provided me the opportunity to work in different areas of medicine. This included the clinic setting, hospital setting, ICU, Emergency Department and PACU. My job was to perform and provide the initial interpretation of 12-lead ECGs for heart rhythm analysis. This was a valuable skill to learn as I still review ECGs on occasion in my current practice. It also allowed me to observe the different roles of a health care team and accrue health care related work experience, which is required for PA school.


Learn more about Kyle's experience and learn more about UMR's Pathways.