A Promising Prognosis: Medical Assisting Grad Finds Success in Scrubs
Published on June 12, 2013 by Staff Writer
Medical assisting is one of the fastest-growing occupations today, and Broadview University is proud to graduate hundreds of certified medical assistants every year. These are the people who call our names after a long wait at the doctor’s office and help prepare us for our visit with the doctor. Medical assistants are vital for checking our vitals (no pun intended), drawing our blood, sterilizing equipment, and keeping our medical records accurate. Without medical assistants, our doctors would be inundated with time-consuming paperwork and the overall quality of our medical care would suffer.
I was able to catch up with medical assisting program graduate, Adam Carter, who graduated with honors this past March. One of our most dedicated students, Adam earned his associate of applied science degree while raising his daughter and working full-time. His hectic schedule kept him very busy but his diligence paid off in the form of two part-time jobs in his field of study. He now works at both Utah Valley ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat) & Allergy, and American Fork Surgical Associates as a medical assistant.
A success story like this is never complete without an inspirational beginning, and for Adam, it all began with his father. Growing up in Idaho, Adam spent a lot of time with his dad who worked as a lab technician in various hospitals in the region. When it came time to choose a career path, Adam found himself drawn to the hospital where he spent so much time growing up. A medical assisting degree seemed like the perfect choice.
While at Broadview, Adam enjoyed all of his classes and pharmacology was his favorite. He uses everything he learned on a daily basis and he advises current students to study and pay attention to everything.
The future looks just as promising for Adam. He has plans to go back to school and become a registered nurse, where he will further his passion for medicine and his desire to help patients in need.
One of his favorite inspirational quotes is from a Bob Marley song called Zion Train: “Don’t gain the world and lose your soul. Wisdom is better than silver and gold. Where there is a will, there’s a way.”
You’ve certainly shown us the personification of that quote, Adam. We wish you continued success!
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