Dr. Paviol is from Pennsylvania and obtained his undergraduate degree at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience. While at F&M, he was a John Marshall Scholar, graduated Magna Cum Laude, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He was accepted by the Penn State College of Medicine following his sophomore year. Dr. Paviol obtained his medical doctorate from Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. While there, he was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honors society. In addition, he was one of 30 medical students selected for the nationally recognized Clinical Science Training Program at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, where he spent a year performing individualized research on Type 1 Diabetes. He also spent a month in Ecuador as part of a program bringing medical care to underserved areas.