Pima Medical Institute’s Albuquerque Campus Exceeds 80 Percent Job Placement Goal
Posted: November 20, 2015 by Elizabeth Baker
Pima Medical Institute’s Albuquerque
campus has consistently reached its benchmark of placing at least 70 percent of its graduates into a career after graduation. The minimum benchmark is established by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). After the close of the most recent ABHES reporting year, the campus’ Career Services team decided to strive for its next benchmark—placing at least 80 percent of Pima Medical Institute graduates into a career. The team re-evaluated its placement process and decided that there were two key areas in which it could focus that would help them achieve the goal.
Pima Medical Institute Albuquerque campus’ Career Services team, from left to right: Cindy Sage, Career Services Adviser; Annette Campbell, Career Services Adviser; Vilondra Fleets, Career Services Coordinator; Kimberly Wheeler, Career Services Adviser
Goal No. 1: Externship Placement
The team started by placing extra attention on professional development so it could increase its externship-to-hire ratio. The more prepared the student and the better fit they are at an office, the better their chances of being hired. Matching students with clinical sites is a win-win for both parties.
Goal No. 2: Expediting the Process
By using the Flipping Book software, the team has increased its responsiveness to employers by an estimated 300 percent. Flipping Book eliminated the sorting through and faxing résumés and developed a very organized system of categorizing résumés according to the graduates’ work experience, education and skillset. Our process is now seamless and employers are raving about how easy it is to use.