Like many other PA applicants, I was unsure of whether I was on the right track with my personal narrative. Duke was so kind and helpful in helping me understand what admissions committees look for in a strong essay.
Ashley T As the sun was going down, the rain began to fall. Alongside the road there were sirens and flashing lights next to a black vehicle; it was completely destroyed. I was unconscious, stuck inside the vehicle. EMS extricated me and transported me to the hospital.
The expression on my face showed nothing more than a complete blank. The day after, I had follow up visits in the next city over with completely different physicians.
It turned out the extent of my injuries were worse than we were told, and had to have surgery immediately.
Suffering from complications following the accident was an obstacle, but the care received at the time and over the next few years during recovery made me understand the importance of skilled physicians and physician assistants PAs.
In the past year, I have grown and learned even more than I thought I could in my current position as a medical assistant in the Neuro-otology specialty. Working as a medical assistant for the past two years has been a rewarding learning experience. Doing this has allowed me to gain an extensive amount of knowledge on the inner ear and vestibular system, and on how they both work in conjunction with one another.
Through my work I am able to help patients and the feeling in return is an incredible sentiment. A little after I began working at the clinic, I was awarded a larger role through learning how to complete the Canalith Repositioning Maneuver on patients suffering from Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.
The joyful smile on their faces immediately brightens my whole day. Volunteer efforts, shadowing, and post university medical experience solidified that there was no other profession I desired more.
Witnessing the team of a doctor and PA work together at Moffitt Cancer Center furthered my excitement of the position. I was captivated by their partnership and the PAs ability to simultaneously work independently.
The PA spoke highly of the opportunity to study and practice multiple specialties. Through all of my learning and experience it occurred to me that my love for medicine is so broad, that it would be impossible for me to just focus on one aspect of medicine.
Knowing that I have the option to experience nearly any specialty entices me, and having the opportunity to treat and diagnose patients instead of standing in the background observing would give me great pleasure.
While continuously battling the setbacks of my accident, the socioeconomic status forced upon me the task of a full time job while trying to obtain an education. The outcome of these hardships led to substandard grades in my freshman and sophomore years.
Once accepted at University of South Florida I succeeded in completing all PA requirements with a vast improvement in my academics creating an upward trend in GPA through graduation.
As a result of my success, I realized I had moved forward from what I thought would hold me back forever; my accident is now just a motivator for future obstacles.
I am determined and will not ever abandon this dream, goal, and life purpose. Outside of my qualifications on paper, I have been told that I am a compassionate, friendly, and a strong woman. Years from today, through my growth and experience as a PA, I will evolve to be a role model for someone with the same qualities and professional objectives as I have today.Tools & Resources for Your Medical Assistant Journey michaelajoy June 29, Medical Assistant, Student Tips & Resources One of the most amazing parts of being a medical assistant is that you will likely have an impact on such a .
As a medical assistant in a small family practice, you’ll have the chance to work with and get to know a small group of medical professionals, ranging from the physician, another medical assistant, an office manager, a receptionist, a lab technician, or some combination thereof.
One of the best decisions I made in PA school was to spend my surgery rotation away from Hershey Medical Center at a small, rural hospital in Coledale, PA.
The advantage being that I was the only student on the.
She spoke to us about her journey into ICON: “When I decided to pursue a career in clinical research, some people thought I was crazy” I had worked hard to earn my license as an RD, but I wanted new experiences and more opportunities to develop and progress my career.
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Becoming a Medical Assistant can be a great way to achieve personal and financial stability and success. As one of the fastest growing and most sought after occupations in the medical industry, you are practically guaranteed a bright future.