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Alumni Spotlight: Dental Assistant Graduate Marisol Ulloa

Posted: September 20, 2019 by Kasey Bowser
Photo of Dental Assistant Alumna, Marisol Ulloa.
Dental Assistant Alumna, Marisol Ulloa.

Marisol Ulloa is a 2016 graduate of the Aurora Campus Dental Assistant program. She decided a traditional college education wasn’t right for her. Thanks to an aunt who was a dental assistant, Marisol enrolled in Pima Medical and is thriving now in her career.  Here is her story, in her own words.
“After high school I attended college for a while, but it just wasn't a good fit for me. I had an aunt who had been a dental assistant, so I moved to Denver, found Pima Medical Institute, and started their program. I was working full time and the classes were difficult for me. I even ended up on probation. But, the staff and instructors believed in me and pushed me and I did it!
When I started my externship, I worked hard to learn the way the doctor liked things done. They wanted to update their office, so when they closed for vacation they gave me permission to reorganize and paint. I came in on my own time and painted the lab, brightened up the place and reorganized. When the doctor returned, he was so happy he cried. Near the end of my externship, they offered me a full-time position. They were so grateful for my extra efforts, and they knew I didn't have the money, so they paid for me to fly home to Mexico to visit my family!
Only a year ago, I was uncertain, living in a new city, and looking for a job. Today, I am working full time for an amazing employer who appreciates and cares for me. Pima Medical is a great school and I'm thankful for all of the staff and instructors who pushed me to get to where I am today. It was a wonderful experience!”
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