Sydney Shaver always has had a sincere interest in the medical field. Initially pursuing pre-med at Alderson Broaddus, Sydney began experiencing some health complications related to a car accident years prior. After taking some time to get better and get back on track, Sydney resurfaced – more determined than ever to obtain her college degree and pursue a career in the medical field.
Continuing towards a medical program was crucial for Sydney, but she also needed the flexibility of an online campus. “WVJC was the best option for me. They offered online classes and helped me through the progress of everything. Even though it’s online, the communication between my professors and me is great!”
The online Clinical Medical Assistant program was appealing to Sydney because of the stability of the medical field, coupled with her enduring passion for working with the public. However, the WVJC online campus was one of her favorite aspects. “My favorite part of attending WVJC is how convenient it is for me to get a degree. WVJC has helped me through my schooling days. I am happy I went with this school. WVJC helped me to envision my future, when I didn’t think I was going to get to.”
Throughout her studies as a Clinical Medical Assistant student, Sydney has especially enjoyed the mentoring provided by her clinical instructor, Carrie. “She gives us so many tools to help us remember stuff by. Carrie also makes clinicals fun by letting us try to win prizes in different ways.”
Looking ahead to the future, Sydney knows exactly what she wants: a career as a Clinical Medical Assistant. “I can’t wait to graduate and start my career. WVJC has always been there to support me, and to help me find a job. It is a blessing. Most schools are not like this one.”
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Candice Barr is a hardworking mother, wife, and student. She went to Fairmont State University after she graduated from high school, but stated that she “didn’t realize the importance of [her] education then”. While attending WVJC Online, she has been working part-time jobs to care for her daughter who has special needs and also taking care of the rest of her family. Candice decided to make this important life decision after seeing a commercial for WVJC that made her wonder about her future and the possible career options ahead of her.
Candice has always enjoyed working as a CNA, but says that she knew she could never make a living at it without her degree. She enjoys working with people, especially when she is able to help them get healthier, so our Clinical Medical Assistant program was perfect for her! When asked about her favorite part of the program Candice said, “the versatility, no matter what time I had free to do my schoolwork, WVJC was there with fair deadlines”. Candice attributes many people to helping her succeed along the way, most notably her professors, who made her experience at WVJC memorable. “Mrs. Carrie Friend taught me the ins and outs of the clinical setting and it prepared me for my externship and I am grateful for that”. Candice was offered a part-time position at her externship site and credits her success in her program to the experiences she has had.
Candice is now a certified Clinical Medical Assistant with an associate’s degree from WVJC. “I’m very proud of myself for accomplishing the feat of having a degree. I hope it’s an example to my children of what they can achieve.” She continues to be an inspiration to her children and many others and she hopes to continue her education in the future by earning a Master’s degree!
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Akwasi Opoku-Achampong graduated in 2017 from WVJC’s Medical Assisting Program. Akwasi is a dedicated father and student. Before going back to school, Akwasi was a Behavioral Health Clinical Auditor who specialized in Medicaid overpayments. After contemplating the future of his education, Akwasi choose to come to WVJC after he heard one of the college’s commercials on the radio. He recalls that moment in his life, “it was very appealing to me, so when I got home I jumped on my computer to do a little research. Everything I found was intriguing and exciting so I called to check it out”.
Akwasi is married with two children. He wanted to start a program that he could successfully complete and was able to build upon in the future. During the course of his Medical Assisting program at WVJC, he also enrolled in a program to earn his Geriatric Nursing Assistant Certification, which helped him become licensed by the Maryland Board of Nursing.
His favorite part about WVJC is the willingness of all the instructors and staff to help him succeed. As Akwasi described, “It was so evident that I just wanted to do whatever I could not to let them and myself down”. He also enjoyed his clinical labs. He felt supported throughout the entire journey at WVJC. When asked about the people at WVJC who affected him the most, Akwasi answered: “Erin Goldman, Admissions Representative was the first person I talked to. She was able to answer all my questions which contributed tremendously in my decision making. Paula Johnson, Financial Aid Representative made the process painless and hassle free. Last but not the least, Rayan Matthews, Clinical Medical Assistant Program Director kept encouraging and pushing me through my classes. I don’t know what I would have done without Rayan’s help. She is a great leader”.
Although Akwasi wondered if he would ever be able to reach his goals, he was very proud to see his children witness their father’s graduation. It was very motivational and inspirational to them, he described. Akwasi wants to further his education and go on to be a nurse practitioner in the future.
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