Courtney Corboy grew up in Smithfield, Virginia. She was drawn to healthcare because of her experience working as a volunteer EMT while in college at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. She first heard of PAs by delivering EMS patients to the local Emergency Department where a kind PA worked and accepted her patients. She became interested in the PA profession because of the flexibility to provide patient care in a variety of settings and an interest in educating patients about their health care.
Ms. Corboy received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Longwood University in 2014. She graduated Summa Cum Laude. She graduated from the Jefferson College of Health Sciences PA program in 2017.
In between her undergraduate degree and masters degree, Ms. Corboy worked in pharmaceutical product development as an associate scientist, undertaking cell culture experimentation and analysis procedures in support of a vaccine team operation.
Ms. Corboy is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and served as the first Student Trustee of the Physician Assistant History Society’s Board of Trustees for a two-year term. She is also a member of the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants.
Ms. Corboy has been awarded the Anne Dale Award chosen by her PA school classmates for Leadership, Vision, and Compassion.
Currently, Ms. Corboy is employed in the Department of Otolaryngology at Virginia Commonwealth University Health in Richmond, Virginia as the first inpatient PA to work with the department.
In her free time, Corboy enjoys traveling with her husband, reading, and training and running with her pups Sadie and Mossy. She volunteers with Journey Church and in local service projects to benefit the surrounding Richmond, Virginia community.
Acknowledgments: This biography was written by Michelle Schabowski, with the assistance of Courtney Corboy, and was submitted to the Society in January 2019.