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Student Plans to Make a Difference in the Medical Field

Jan 14, 2014

Sara Nelson is a medical assisting student at the Princeton Campus who knows the career path that she wants to follow.  After attending Concord University for three years, she decided that she did not want to become a teacher.  After going through some medical trials herself, and dealing with her father’s medical crisis in the VA hospital, Sara said, “Compassion is often missing from the treatment.”  I want to supply the compassion and care to make a difference in the medical field.”  The more research and observation she made, she knew that she wanted to be the person to give what was missing to patients in a medical setting.  She tried a nursing program in another college, but their program was not a good fit.  She visited the Princeton Campus and found that the medical programs could provide what she needed. 

Sara now is not only a medical assisting student, but she assists our staff in the Work Study Program and is a dedicated asset.  She enjoys the small class size and the fact that staff and instructors know each student by name.  She said, “It seems to be a plus that instructors have worked in their teaching field, which gives them extra competency.”  She also likes the family atmosphere at the campus and feels blessed to be a student.  Mary Andrews, campus librarian, said, “The staff also feels blessed knowing that when she graduates, she wants to embody the compassion which should be shown in the medical field, and make changes for all that she comes in contact with and is able to help.” Sara plans to continue her education in the future to become a physician’s assistant. 

Medical assisting student Sara Nelson entered the medical field because she wants to provide the compassion and care to patients that are often the missing pieces in patients’ treatment.


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