Tears of happiness, smiles, and laughter are what three Lynchburg Campus medical assisting students shared as they seamlessly transitioned right out of class, passed their registered medical assistant (RMA) exams, and landed in careers in medical assisting. Jasmine Woodruff, Megan Torode, and Tiwana Miller are celebrating as they enter into new chapters of their lives after working and studying so hard to get there. The tears of joy were contagious as they shared their experiences and talked about how far they’ve come. All say they’ve had a great experience at ANU and are thankful for the support from family and friends.
Jasmine worked as a floor manager and server at a local restaurant and wanted to further her education for a better career. A friend who was a student at ANU suggested she give it a try. She enrolled in the medical assisting program and enjoyed the small classes and friendly people, but she knew she made the right decision when she was given the role of an attorney while participating in a mock trial assignment in her Healthcare Law and Ethics class. Through that role, she discovered her qualities as a true leader. Her advice, “It’s never too late to better yourself!”
Tiwana worked as a private nanny and babysitter. With her ultimate goal to become a nurse, she chose ANU so she could get started in the medical field to make sure it was a good fit. Her externship affirmed for her that she had indeed made the right choice, noting that it wasn’t easy, but it was a great experience. “Focus on your work,” is Tiwana’s advice for success.
Megan came to ANU to further her education in the medical field. She chose medical assisting because she was good at taking care of others and wanted to build on her past experience and education. She chose ANU because of the smaller classes and the availability of the courses offered. She was able to transfer credits from another college and finished her program in only a year. Her advice, “Don’t be discouraged.”
Jasmine, Tiwana, and Megan are now successfully working as medical assistants and enjoying the sense of accomplishment that comes with having reached their goals. They have gained not only the educational experience necessary to be successful, but also confidence in their skills, as well as in themselves.
The Lynchburg Campus’s newest RMA’s, (L to R) Jasmine Woodruff, Megan Torode, and Tiwana Miller, have achieved academic and career success.
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