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Alumni Spotlight: Ophthalmic Medical Technician Graduate Bianca Deherrera

Posted: May 21, 2021 by Stephanie Lema
Ophthalmic Medical Technician associate degree graduate working with equipment in classroom lab.
Ophthalmic Medical Technician associate degree graduate, Bianca Deherrera.
 


Completing the Ophthalmic Medical Technician associate degree program did not come easily for Bianca, but she persevered with support from her instructors and the Denver campus team. She had three job offers by the time she graduated. Learn how she did it from her story below.
 
“I chose Pima Medical Institute because I was tired of taking prerequisite courses and getting nowhere at a traditional community college. I enrolled in Pima Medical’s Ophthalmic Medical Technician program and was excited to simply focus on my field of study without prerequisites. My experience as a student was great. The instructors were phenomenal! The course is accelerated so there is a lot of content covered in a short period of time, but you are well prepared. 
 
During my time as a student I faced a number of hardships and thought I might have to drop out at one point. I lost my little sister to COVID, found out I had some major health issues, almost had my car stolen during clinicals, and I split with my fiancé of five years and me and my three kids became homeless. That was the point when I realized I was more than just another student at Pima Medical.
 
The staff stepped in and helped with resources for housing and assistance with transportation and they cared for me as a person. I really appreciate that Pima Medical Institute gives you knowledge and prepares you for your career field, but also cares about your well-being. They want you to succeed!
 
All three of my clinical rotation sites offered me a job. I am currently working for Cornea Clinic and am preparing to take my board exam. I would definitely recommend Pima Medical to anyone wanting to further their education in the medical field. They care.”
 
The Ophthalmic Medical Technician associate degree program is offered at our Denver campus. If you are interested in eye health, the Ophthalmic Medical Technician program might be the right career path for you. Learn more about this exciting program today.
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