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Medical Assisting Student Highlight – Amber Glaspell

Bridgeport Medical Assisting

Amber Glaspell attends West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport where she is getting her associate degree in Medical Assisting.  She began her journey at WVJC in August 2016 when her daughter was only 4 months old.  Amber wanted to give college another shot and work towards her goal of a career in the medical field.

Amber gets her inspiration from her daughter.  She says, “She pushes me every day to push harder and do the best I can do.”  Amber wants her daughter to have a great life and have a role model that she can look up to.  Wanting to be that role model for her daughter is the motivation that keeps her going. Amber’s mother is also a big help, as she knows her daughter is in great hands while she is at school. Being a single mom, she knew she needed a school that would help her balance both her school and home lives.

Amber chose WVJC as a stepping-stone to becoming a Registered Nurse, but also because the classes are smaller than a traditional university, which she prefers in a school environment. The smaller class sizes make her feel more comfortable.  Her favorite part about WVJC is the one on one interaction with the teachers. She says, “My favorite class was speech. It brought me out of my bubble and now I feel more confident about myself and the way I communicate, which is an important part of being in the medical field.”   

Amber recently went through a multi-step interview process with WVU Medicine and received news that she got the job. Amber started as a Medical Assistant at the Cancer Center at WVU Medicine this month. Amber is overwhelmed by the possibilities of working with WVU Medicine and remains strong on reaching her lifelong dream of becoming a Registered Nurse.

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