Patrick Jerkins attended The University Of Alabama at Birmingham where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Radiological Sciences with Certification in Radiography and a specialty in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Patrick continues to hold current his radiography credentials. Following his undergraduate studies, Patrick went on to earn his Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies also at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) which holds the distinction of being one of only two Surgical PA programs in the country and ranked in the top 25 PA schools nationwide. After graduation Patrick moved from Alabama to Asheville, NC to practice as a PA with Dr. Tally Eddings III. He enjoys all things outdoors including: hiking, snow skiing, water skiing, mountain biking, golf, and tennis.