Hamilton resident Alyssa Heath is the recipient of the 2018 Marcus Daly
Memorial Hospital and Medical Staff Scholarship, and is enrolled in the
physician assistant program at Rocky Mountain University.
“I debated medical school for a long time, but I like that physician
assistants can do a lot in medicine,” she said. “I like their
scope of practice and I thought it just fit me better.”
Heath had insight into the medical field as she grew up in a family with
a focus on medicine. Her father is Dr. Brett Heath, of Family Medicine
Center of the Bitterroot, and her grandfather and uncle were also doctors.