Office of Alumni Engagement

Daric Mueller

Advice you would give a new graduate: If you are thinking about applying to a post-graduate medical program after Alma (e.g. med school, PA school, advanced practice nursing degree) you should prepare as early as your freshmen year. Utilize your academic advisers to help you map out a pre-requisite course schedule and application timeline.

My hometown when I was a student was


I graduated in


I studied

Integrative Physiology and Health Science

I currently live in

Clawson, MI

I am now

I am now a practicing rheumatology physician assistant

Since graduating from Alma

Since graduating from Alma I was accepted into the University of Detroit Mercy’s 2-year PA program in 2017. I graduated with my masters degree in September 2019. I have been working at Shores Rheumatology, an outpatient rheumatology practice located in St. Clair Shores, since October of this year. I play an integral role in diagnosing and treating adults with a variety of autoimmmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and lupus.

My Alma education

The IPHS program at Alma College prepared me extremely well for the rigors of post-graduate medical training all while enjoying the opportunity to participate in collegiate lacrosse.

My favorite place(s) on campus included

Old SAGA (RIP), Hogan Center and the Library Basement (where I went to s**t done)

My favorite professors(s) included

My favorite professor(s) included Dr. Luetkemeier and Dr. Davis; I really enjoyed how hyped-up they got about teaching human physiology!

My most vivid/best memory of my time at Alma is

My best memory of my time at Alma is giving a presentation in the human physiology lab wearing my lacrosse equipment and subsequently running onto Bahlke field to play in a game.

My off-campus study experience(s) included

Spending several weeks in Berlin, Germany for Dr. Liu’s Holocaust and Cold War history course.