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Medical Assistant Student Balances School and Motherhood

Posted: October 24, 2014 by Elizabeth Baker

As Medical Assistants Recognition Week comes to a close, we take a look at Caroline Chilton, a medical assistant student at Pima Medical Institute-Colorado Springs, who is balancing school with a new baby.
Pima Medical medical assistant student  Caroline Chilton works in the lab.

Chilton decided to enroll because she saw Pima Medical Institute as an “affordable and efficient path to skilled job security.”

“I chose an MA career after being in child care for 10 years. My brother-in-law encouraged me by his rapid success in Pima’s veterinary program.”

Chilton finds the coursework intense, but she’s able to manage despite being a new mom. In addition, her husband has been away on a deployment for almost a year. She will graduate in January of 2015 and is excited for the future.

“I hope to be earning a better income and helping people. Because of everything I’ve learned at Pima, I am confident that I will be able to pass my Registered Medical Assistant exam with high marks.

I am astonished by how much I have already learned and how much I now know I’ve retained since starting school in July of 2014. I really like the small class sizes and warm, personal attention from my teachers, who have a lot of practical, real-world experience and advice. I feel more confident than ever before in my knowledge and work capability.”

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