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Externship Experience Leads to Permanent Employment



Graduate Ashley Wlodarczyk completed her associate’s degree in medical assisting at the Martinsville Campus in December  2015, successfully passed the certification exam to become a  registered medical assistant (RMA) , and was hired from her externship at Martinsville Family Medicine before she even graduated. 

Ashley enjoyed her learning experience with American National University and appreciated medical instructor Sheilla Coplin and her approach with her medical assisting clinical classes. “I really enjoyed how Mrs. Coplin prepared us to record vital signs and to administer injections,” she said. “She was patient to work with her students to make sure that we understood the proper techniques.”

“She was patient to work with her students to make sure that we understood the proper techniques.”

In the last term of her program, Ashley gained valuable work experience as an extern with Martinsville Family Medicine.  Her work ethic was so greatly appreciated that the practice offered her a permanent position as a medical assistant in the office as her externship came to an end.

Ashley works as a floater in the practice, using her skills to help the medical staff and the patients in many different ways: scheduling appointments; assisting with filing medical insurance; giving injections to patients; going over care instructions with patients; and getting prior authorization prescription orders resolved.  Ashley is pleased with her position and she may consider continuing her education later in the nursing field.

 

 

 


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