Difference Maker - Martha Rostochak - Director of Health Care Education
Sep 24, 2013
Martha Rostochak—Difference Maker at the Fort Wayne Campus
• Director of Healthcare Education
• Instructor of all medical assisting and billing & coding courses
• American National University instructor since 2011
• Has more than 25 years of experience working in the healthcare industry
Has gained experience working in physicians’ offices, nursing homes, and urgent care clinics
“I got involved in healthcare because I love helping people. To be able to put a smile on someone’s face or just to give them a hug when they need it most can make a difference in someone’s life. It is probably the most rewarding career that a person can have. In healthcare, every day is a new learning experience.
“I bring my experiences to the classroom. I am able to teach students through what I have seen and learned. Each physician’s office is different, and having that knowledge to share with students can go a long way when they are deciding if they want to choose a specialty. I try to challenge my students with each class. I incorporate a lot of scenarios into my classes, especially the clinical. When a student goes out to an externship site, they need to know what it is like to actually work in a clinical setting.
“The best thing about being part of the American National University faculty is the ability to share new ideas with other faculty members. If a question arises, there is always someone to talk to. Being a part of the American National University faculty is like being a part of an extended family.”
Martha Rostochack is a Difference Maker at the Fort Wayne Campus.