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Thanks to the Encouragement from his Parents, this Graduate Learned that it’s Never too Late to go Back to School

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Weston Apachito is a Medical Assistant graduate of our Albuquerque campus and says, thanks to encouragement from his parents, he went back to school and now has a career he really loves.

“My parents helped me realize that it’s never too late to go back to school and gain more knowledge any way you can. I had been working in home care but had a desire to do more in the medical field. I have several family members in the medical field and have relatives who had attended Pima Medical Institute and spoke highly of its reputation in the healthcare community. I chose the Medical Assistant program because I enjoy caring for people and I thought I might be good at the medical procedures.

My instructors were very helpful and I did my best to study and gain as much knowledge as I could while in the program. I really enjoyed my externship assignment at the New Mexico Cancer Center. I learned so much about cancer patient care and chemotherapy. I was hired as a Medical Assistant at the Canoncito Health Center, which typically cares for the Native American population. I am part Navajo myself and I speak Navajo fluently, so I am able to translate for patients. It’s a very helpful skill at the center. I enjoy my job because I get to see a wide variety of patients from pediatrics to geriatrics and my charge nurse and physician’s assistant are always teaching me new things.

Eventually, I would really like to go back to school to become a nurse and I think I would enjoy a hospital setting. Thank you Pima Medical for giving me my start in the medical field.”

Are you ready to make a change and find a fulfilling career in the healthcare field? Our Medical Assistant program is offered at select ground campus locations as hybrid learning or full-time on-campus options. Start now!

November 4, 2022

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