Candice Ford

Name: Candice Ford

Employer: Summa Physicians Inc., Internal Medicine

Registered Medical Assistant Enjoying Fast Pace of Her Position

When she wanted to make a difference in her life, Candice Ford turned to Brown Mackie College ― Akron. A quiet person by nature, Candice enrolled in the Medical Assistant program and soon discovered it would be in her best interest to become more vocal. “Go big or go home,” she says.

She focused on school work, knowing that education was the key to achieving her goals. Soon she was volunteering time at Open M Clinic, a free clinic in Akron, Ohio, and also at City Hospital in the same town.

Candice graduated from Brown Mackie College ― Akron in 2015, earning a Medical Assistant Diploma. She passed the national exam for certification and found employment as a registered medical assistant at Summa Physicians Inc., Internal Medicine, in Akron, Ohio.  

She enjoys her work, assisting patients, recording vital signs, drawing blood and implementing a myriad of other procedures. “I love the fast pace,” she says. “Brown Mackie College ― Akron prepared me for all the different aspects of my job. I use the knowledge every day, especially pertaining to procedures. I feel confident in performing them.” She plans to return to school to become a registered nurse (RN).

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Alison Smith

Name: Alison Smith

Employer: One of a Kind Spay & Neuter Clinic

Registered Veterinary Technician Preparing Animals for Adoption

Alison Smith, registered veterinary technician (RVT), loves animals and was thrilled to discover that she would have the opportunity to begin a veterinary with the help of Brown Mackie College ― Akron. “I had heard good things about the school from previous students,” she says. “The hands-on experiences during my studies have proven to be a truly invaluable asset to me.”

She faced challenges along the way, balancing school work with home life and a fulltime job. “I knew that with enough determination, I would be able to accomplish my dreams,” says Alison. Alison achieved her first goal in 2015, when she graduated from Brown Mackie College ― Akron with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology.

She achieved her second goal when she passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE). And she achieved another goal when she was offered employment as a registered veterinary technician at One of a Kind Spay & Neuter Clinic in Akron, Ohio.

“I am responsible for the care of all the surgical patients. This includes sedating them, monitoring anesthesia, assisting the doctors, and monitoring recovery, as well as many other duties,” says Alison. “I am proud that the doctors can rely on me when they need me.”

The facility cares for shelter animals, preparing them for adoption. “It is an adventure every day,” she says. “I get to experience much more than I expected. I often realize just how useful the things I learned about [in school] help me on the job.”

Alison appreciates the enthusiasm of her instructors as they prepared her to tackle real world problems as a veterinary technician. “I am able to be confident every day knowing that I learned from some of the best in the field,” she says. “I’ve only just begun this exciting professional journey. I look forward to continuing to learn and grow in this field.”

Brown Mackie College – Akron is one of over 25 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Brown Mackie College – Akron. 755 White Pond Drive, Suite 101, Akron, OH 44320. © 2015 Brown Mackie College. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@brownmackie.edu.

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