When asked what is the most important factor for you when choosing a college? Jennifer Quarterman, a medical assisting student at East Ohio College, said she chose this school because of the convenient schedule that allowed her to be in school while her two children were also in school. This is exactly what she got with East Ohio! In addition to the great schedule, Jennifer also loves the staff. “They are by far the best. They will help you with anything and make you feel so welcome,” she says. Jennifer previously attended an online institution but said that she learns much better in a hands-on environment and would rather be in a classroom learning.
The learning environment is essential, but just as important is the material. Jennifer is excited to be learning anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and other information about the form and function of the human body. “I absolutely love it. I never thought I’d be in the medical field, but Mrs. Hedrick’s Anatomy and Physiology class is my favorite.” At East Ohio College, Jennifer will also fulfill a 160-hour externship in a functioning medical office to perfect her skills and learn from medical professionals in her field.
“After graduation, I want to work for Akron Children’s Hospital in Youngstown. I enjoy working with children because they always have the best stories to tell. If Akron Children’s is not the place for me, then I would love to work somewhere in pediatrics.” Jennifer has many great employment opportunities after graduation with many pediatrics offices in the area. She has also expressed interest in furthering her education by looking into East Ohio College’s Nursing program.
“In five years, I would like to think that I would be done with school, but I feel that I might go back for the nursing program at EOC. Only time will tell.” Many students have utilized the information and skills they acquire through the Medical Assisting program when applying for East Ohio’s Nursing program. It is a convenient way to get started in the medical field without the commitment of a nursing program.
When asked about her overall experience, Jennifer said, “I most definitely recommend East Ohio College to friends, family, or anyone who asks about higher education. The teachers here are so kind and open. They provide help on the spot and never make you feel like you don’t belong. The small class sizes also help with one-on-one attention from instructors.”
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