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Alumni Spotlight: Medical Assistant Graduate Vanessa Lopez

Posted: June 4, 2021 by Stephanie Lema
Medical assistant certificate graduate smiling with equipment.
Houston campus Medical Assistant graduate, Vanessa Lopez.
 


Vanessa dropped out of high school and didn’t believe in herself. She knew cleaning houses was not what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. She made the decision to attend the Medical Assistant program at our Houston campus.
 
She didn’t believe in herself when she started the program. Her instructors believed in her and encouraged her to keep going. Upon graduation, Vanessa built the self-confidence she needed to succeed. She loves her new career in the medical field and enjoys helping others. Her story is below.
 
“Before becoming a Medical Assistant, I was cleaning houses for a living. It paid the bills but it wasn't something I wanted to do forever. So I made the difficult decision to go back to school and that decision came with many sacrifices.
 
My instructors at Pima Medical Institute were amazing and helped me through hard times and never gave up on me. I really appreciated everything the staff did for me and my classmates. Best of all, I'm grateful to have met amazing people that I am happy to call friends and co-workers.
 
I love being a Medical Assistant! I really enjoy helping people and every day is different. Spring Branch Community Health Center gave me an opportunity to work in their West Houston location after my externship in the OB/GYN department. Although my main department is Women's Health, I am being cross trained in all departments including family practice and pediatrics.
 
I dropped out of high school and later completed my GED. I didn't believe in myself when I came to Pima Medical, but my instructors believed in me until I could believe in myself and I'm so grateful for that. Although my program was only 9 months long, I had a lot to deal with and it was a rough ride for me.
 
Now that I've graduated, I have so much confidence in myself and believe nothing can get in my way!”
 
Is it time for a change? You can be career ready in as little as 9 months with a certificate from Pima Medical. We offer programs in the medical, dental and veterinary fields. Take the first step and we’ll help you with all of the rest. The time is now to get started!
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