East Ohio College Medical Assisting student Darla Davis tried online classes a few times and also attended another local college and it just didn’t work for her. Darla said the teachers weren’t as friendly or helpful and the atmosphere just wasn’t what she wanted or expected. She often felt so alone that she ended up quitting.
Before attending East Ohio, Darla was working full-time as a caregiver in Pittsburgh. She knew she needed to make a better life for her three children, so she looked up East Ohio mainly because it was local. She had no idea it was going to be the best decision of her life!
Having been a caregiver for some time, Darla likes to help people so she thought the Medical Assisting program at East Ohio would be a perfect fit for her. She loves the hands-on training and that the teachers and staff really care about students succeeding. “I love all the new friends I’ve made and I love the family-like atmosphere at East Ohio.”
Darla says there are too many great teachers at East Ohio for her to pick just one! “Mrs. Hedrick is so sweet. While I was away sick she texted me daily, checking on me and that meant so much to me. Mrs. Scott is great. She always makes me smile and laugh and she really makes it easy to understand the material we are going over. Mrs. Poynter is an awesome teacher too and she really pushes us to do our best! Mrs. Rogers is a very sweet woman she makes sure to always ask me how I’m doing and you can tell she really cares. Mr. Ream is so funny. There is never a dull moment with him around. If there are any technical or computer issues, he is the man! Clinical classes are probably my favorite class because of the hands-on learning.”
After graduation, Ms. Davis plans to be working as a Medical Assistant at a family doctor’s office or at a bariatric office. She hopes to continue her education to become a Registered Nurse and would like to be married and continue to be the best mother she can be for her children.
Darla says she would most definitely refer East Ohio to all her friends and family. In her own words, “Anyone wanting to better their life and obtain a career should check out this school. Enrolling at East Ohio was the best choice I ever made and I know I wouldn’t be having such a great experience anywhere else. East Ohio pushes me to be the best me I can be and I can’t thank them enough for that!”