Advantages of joining the Healthcare profession

 Advantages of Joining the Healthcare Profession

Have you considered medical assisting as a profession? If so, it’s good to get your facts straight. Here at Allen School, our accelerated training program provides a foundation of knowledge and skill that can help position you for a satisfying career as a healthcare professional. Here are some basic facts about medical assistants to help you

The option to choose a specialty Medical assisting offers a lot of options. In this job you can work with many different kinds of doctors and medical practices. Are you interested in pediatrics? Podiatry? Ophthalmology? Depending on what practices are in your area, there may be various job opportunities for you to specialize.

A leadership role As a medical assistant, you have a lot of control over what happens in a doctor’s office—from the time the patient leaves the waiting room until they see the doctor. You are the key connection between the receptionist in the front office and the nurses and doctors, and play a vital role in communicating and transferring patients efficiently. If you work in a small office, you may even handle many of the front office duties as well, including scheduling patient appointments.

You can make changes during your career Everyone who attends the Allen School of Health Sciences will have an externship in different kinds of healthcare environments, but you can choose your path to choose something different later on. You can choose an office that is larger or smaller, or that focuses on a different specialty. In the future you may decide to pursue work as a nurse or a physician assistant. Even if you decide to stay at the same practice for many years, you could pursue other positions, such as an office manager. This training can open doors to a range of choices down the road.

Physicians can train you for specific duties. Since medical assistants work directly under medical doctors, once you work at a practice, the doctor can teach you to perform any number of duties.  For example, you might do more than prepare patients and take their vital signs. A doctor could also teach you to handle additional duties, even ones you may not have trained in at school.

Always something new to learn Even if you stay in one position for a long period of time, there are always new things to learn in the changing world of healthcare! So, you won’t get bored if you’re focused on learning and adapting to new information, technology, and other innovations that will be coming your way all the time.

You can find meaning at work Helping people is a big part of this profession, and if you have a compassionate, nurturing nature, then you’re likely to find satisfaction in work that can help to make people’s lives better.

Ready to start working towards a career you can love? Contact the Allen School today! We are enrolling now for our spring classes and cannot wait for you to become part of the Allen School family. Visit to learn more.

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Fearful of going back to school?

Are You Afraid to go Back to School?

Create a ‘Why Statement’ To Help Fight the Fear About Going Back to School

How do you feel about going back to school? Do you dream where it might take your career?  If you fear that because you are a working mom you won’t have the time or energy to go back to school. But fear has this funny way of holding us back from things that could be exceptional for us. You can think of many reasons not to take on this challenge like the additional workload, the time and energy it’ll take, and, the biggest one is the fear of failure.

How can you put these fearful thoughts aside and truly judge if it’s time for you to go back to school? School should give you something you’re missing. Why do you want to go back to school?  What is missing in your life right now that school could provide? What will furthering your education bring you? A promotion, growing your competency about the work you do, or perhaps changing your career track?  When you can articulate your reason or your “Why statement” you can use it to fight back your fear. When you begin to doubt yourself, remember your “why statement” to leave your fearful thoughts behind.

Get Your Support System to Back You Up 

There will be times when you need help with your home life responsibilities. To avoid feeling overwhelmed by the extra workload think about who is your support system and how they can help you accomplish your goals? Identify what you need help with. Will you do homework at night, early mornings, or on the weekends at the library?  

Next, get your support system on board. People in your support system are people like your spouse, partner, parents, neighbors, kids, and friends. Share with them why you’re going back to school. Then share any areas you need help with. You’ll feel less fear knowing that your support system has your back.

Find Extra Time Blocks in Your Day

Do you feel like you won’t have enough time or energy to do homework? Then try this.  Throughout your day tomorrow make it a priority to look for small blocks of free time. Did you spend too much time surfing the net during lunch? You could do work then.

Keep a lookout for these blocks of time where you could give up something to make room for school work. School won’t last forever and making some sacrifices will be worth it. 

It’s hard to contain excitement and anxiety over what will happen once you get that degree or certificate. But all good things come to those who wait or work hard.

 When fearful thoughts creep up when you think about going back to school, take a deep breath and put them aside. You have many options for making it work for you and you could reap some big benefits if you go for it. Following these tips is a way to “go the extra mile”. If you follow these guidelines, you can improve your approach to going back to school. Ready to start working towards a new career? Contact the Allen School today! We are enrolling now for our summer classes and cannot wait for you to become part of the Allen School family. Visit to learn more.

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Advancement in Medical Assisting

How Can a Medical Assistant Advance Their Career?

If you’re right out of medical assisting school, you’re likely to join the workforce as an entry-level CMA. Gaining experience, becoming proficient in skills and widening your medical knowledge base are all tools you’ll need to advance in your career as a medical assistant. You may decide to aim for a management job, work in a competitive area of medicine or go into teaching. No matter your goals for career advancement, a few extra tools may help you successfully work toward advancement opportunities.

Different Career Specialties in Medical Assisting

No matter if you work in medical administration or clinical practice, choosing a specialty can be a wise choice for future career advancement opportunities. Some medical specialties require more knowledge and skills than others and may offer opportunities for better pay and additional responsibilities. Healthcare is a multi-dimensional field. The vast array of medical specialties and sub-specialties provide the certified medical assistant with limitless employment opportunities. Though you may begin your career in a clinic or out-patient center, you may want to specialize in another area of medical assisting at some point. Luckily, medical assistants are able to work in many specialty areas.

Clinical Specialties

Medical assistants have many medical specialties to consider as a career. Some specialties allow you to earn additional certification, while others rely on experience and hands-on training. If you’re currently a medical assisting student, consider working in a medical specialty during your externship.

Administrative Specialties

If you feel that administrative medical assisting is more your taste, you can specialize in non-clinical areas, as well. Opportunities for branching out into administrative areas may come as you gain more work experience. You may be required to take additional classes; however, the administrative procedures you learned during medical assisting school will be a good foundation to build on.

Medical specialties like these can be demanding and have a higher learning curve. Because of the demands, employers may have a harder time finding qualified medical assistants to fill open positions. If you’re currently working in an entry-level medical assistant position, moving into a medical specialty may offer better opportunities. The longer you work in a specialty practice that you enjoy, the more valuable your skills and knowledge will become to your employer. Remember, because medical assisting is so versatile, opportunities to specialize will continue to grow. The more experience and continuing education you have, the more doors may open for you to work in other areas. To learn more about our health care programs, externships and job placement contact the Allen School today! We are enrolling now for our summer classes and cannot wait for you to become part of the Allen School family. Visit to learn more.

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Healthcare Graduates

Lessons for Healthcare Graduate

Getting your first job in health care is a great step towards developing your career, and it’s something to be proud of. But the transition from school to work can be a challenge. While internships can give you a good idea of what it will be like to work in the health care field there’s nothing quite like your first job. Here are lessons that new graduates may learn during their first year as a healthcare professional.

  • Being helpful is more important than getting everything right

You won’t know everything from the first day you start on your job, so you’ll have to ask questions, and occasionally you might even get something wrong. The best thing you can do in that situation is learn from your mistake and help to rectify it. Try and learn from every experience so that you avoid making the same mistake twice

  • It’s great to volunteer on projects

Don’t think that just because you’re a new member of the team you can’t get involved or volunteer for a specific project. It’s a great opportunity to learn and develop. If they decide that your experience isn’t quite right for a specific project, you’ll have at least been noticed as someone who is motivated to get involved.

  • It’s worth giving more than people expect

The best way to be trusted with more tasks is to show that you are competent and a hard worker who cares about the company they work for. Going the extra mile will show those who work with you that you are a member of the team and you’re dedicated. This may mean putting in an extra few hours at the office, but it will show that you are willing to go above and beyond to help your team.

  • Attention to detail is very important

If there’s one skill that you’ll need in every job that you do, it’s attention to detail. From putting together patient records to writing emails, people will expect you to notice any mistakes. It’s always worth double or even triple checking. It’s an easy skill to learn if you put in the practice, and can save so much time.

  • You’ll have to work at relationships

When you are offered a job, it’s not only because of your skills and experience, but also because you are seen as a good fit for the team. You’re certain to have a lot of colleagues that you get on really well with, but there may be others who you will find more challenging to work with. Work is about managing these relationships and working together.

  • It’s tough but it’s worth it

It’s a big change from school, but most graduates enjoy their first year of work, despite the challenges that they face. It’s all about finding the position that offers you a chance to develop and allows you to learn a range of skills.

Ready to start working towards a career you can love? Contact the Allen School today! We are enrolling now for our Summer classes and cannot wait for you to become part of the Allen School family. Perhaps it could be the right place to start your career. Visit to learn more.

-Allen School

Choosing A Career In Healthcare

Things To Consider Before Choosing A Career In Healthcare.

If you’ve been dreaming of a career in the Healthcare field, does that mean it’s right for you? Here are a few things to consider before moving forward with your career plan in the health care field.

What’s Your Motivation To Pursue A Healthcare Career?

What are you hoping to gain? Do you want to help others? Is money motivating you? These are all good reasons that may prompt you to consider a career in healthcare. Also, if you are thinking about healthcare because of a family member or friend, that is fine, as long as your goals and objectives are in line with theirs. You are ultimately the one who has to live with your decision. Knowing your motives will help you stay focused later.

How Are You Going To Obtain The Education And Training Needed For Your Career?

Learn about the certifications required for the various medical jobs.  Be sure you have thought out how to finance the necessary education, and how you will balance that with the time you will need to complete all of the coursework required.  For example, does your school offer Financial Aid to qualified candidates?

Are Your Skills And Strengths A Fit For The Healthcare Industry?

Each healthcare career requires different skill sets and personality traits. However, there are a few common attributes which most healthcare careers require on some level. Most roles require excellent interpersonal and communication skills, some level of technical capacity, and a strong work ethic. Additionally, most medical jobs entail a great deal of responsibility and maturity. Your patient’s well-being and even their lives could depend on the quality of your work. If you are a person who loves to learn new things, that will also serve you well as a healthcare professional, because the healthcare field changes constantly with the development of new technology, advanced procedures, emerging treatments, and even new diseases.

What Specific Role Within The Healthcare Field Is Most Suitable For You?

What is your passion? No matter what drives you, there is a role for you in the healthcare field.  Within each medical specialty, jobs are available for any level of education or experience. No matter your level of education, you may be surprised to find your dream job is within your reach! Contact the Allen School today! We are enrolling now for our summer classes and cannot wait for you to become part of the Allen School family. Visit to learn more.

The Allen School of Health Sciences offers a whole world of opportunity.


Balancing work and school

Tips To Balance School And Work

Most people who work a full-time job while attending school strive to find balance in their lives. Both are big commitments, but with a little focus and planning, you can manage both. Here are a few tips to help navigate school and work.

1. Tap Your Support Network

Your support network is made up of the people who are in a position to help you get your education. Your support network might include your family, friends, significant other, children, and your fellow students. A group of students that enter a program together are called a cohort. Often, these students will follow a similar education track and complete the program around the same time. Your cohort might have a mixture of traditional and adult students, but it’s ok to seek out those who are balancing work and school, just like you. Your family may be able to offer support at home by maybe taking on more domestic tasks, but your cohort at school can offer support in the form of resources and empathy as they’re going through the same experience that you are. Build your support network to include as many people as you can, and don’t be afraid to ask for help and support when you need it.

 2. Manage Your Time Well

When you’re looking for balance, one of the biggest questions you’ll want to answer is how much time you can devote to what tasks. One of the most important aspects of time management is knowing yourself and scheduling time to study at your most efficient work hours. This might mean staying up later than normal or getting up early on the weekends to get in your study time. Prioritize your to-do list, and honestly scheduling the time necessary for each task at the best time of the day. Consider creating a weekly and monthly schedule. A weekly schedule will focus on the details of how you spend your time and a monthly schedule will be broader, letting you plan ahead for weeks that might be busier than others. We’ve also put together a list of study tips (Link) to help you use the time you have efficiently.

Streamline Your Tasks

If you have to do a project for school, can you make it about something at work so that you’re working on both at the same time? Maybe you can implement new skills that you learn at school while at work. Instead of keeping your work and school lives separate, let them integrate and make your time use more efficient. You might also consider doing homework on your lunch break or keep your school materials in your car so you can go directly from work to the library to study.

Optimize Your Tuition

There are many options for aid when paying for school. When applying and choosing your school, look for a school that gives you the most benefit for each dollar you will spend. No one is recommending that you choose the cheapest school, nor the most expensive schools are the best schools. What you want to look for is a school that will give you the biggest benefit for the money that you will spend. Contact the Allen School of Health Sciences to Learn more.

Love What You’re Studying

One of the easiest ways to find the time to balance work and school is to choose to study something that you love. If you love your classes, the homework, and your new area of study, then you’ll be more motivated to put in the necessary time and prioritize your school work over distractions. You might be surprised just how motivated you can be by doing something that you love. Are you thinking about a new career? If so, contact the Allen School today! We are enrolling now for our summer classes and cannot wait for you to become part of the Allen School family. Visit to learn more.



Nailing your Medical Assistant interview

Getting the Job – Your Medical Assistant Interview:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Once you have completed your training as a medical assistant you will begin your search for employment. Medical assistants find employment in doctor’s offices, clinics and other health care facilities. They have the opportunity to work a variety of shifts. Preparing for an interview may maximize your chances of being offered a position with an employer. Medical assistants must compete with their peers for jobs in their field. Practicing the interview, preparing answers to the most commonly asked questions and picking an outfit that represents professionalism are all steps one can take to prepare for their interview.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Professional Appearance
  • First impressions are an important part of the interview process. Putting together the right outfit that achieves a professional look is the first step when preparing for a medical assistant job interview. You should choose an outfit that gives you a professional appearance. Business attire such as a suit or dress shirt and slacks/skirt should be worn to an interview. Ties and jackets should be worn if available.
  • A medical assistant should make sure their interview outfit is clean, free of rips or frays and freshly pressed. Dress shirts should be tucked in and buttoned completely. An untidy appearance may cause an interviewer to think less of the individual, causing them to choose another candidate for the position.
  • Jewelry should be simple rather than flashy so it complements the attire instead of drawing attention. Casual clothing including jeans, t-shirts and tennis shoes should be avoided.
  • Even though a medical assistant is interviewing for a health care provider position, scrub uniforms should also be avoided. Women should apply makeup tastefully, achieving a more natural, rather than glamorous, look. A person going to an interview should make sure their shoes are clean and polished.
Things to Take to an InterviewA medical assistant should take a few simple things with them to each interview. An updated copy of their resume that is free of errors or typos should be taken to the interview. Taking a resume allows you to give the interviewer a copy if needed. It also allows for you to review your resume, giving a chance to refresh your memory regarding work history, skills and experience. Reviewing the resume can be done in the waiting area or the car prior to the interview. Take proof of any certifications or licenses, bring a pen and notebook so you can write down any necessary information.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Research the CompanyResearching the company, is a good way to show employers interest in working for their company. You can research a company by performing an online web search or by talking to someone who works there. Some employers may ask, “What do you know about our company?” during the interview. Those whom research the company prior to the interview will be more prepared to answer this question, making a good impression with the individual conducting the interview. Having knowledge about the company may also allow you to be less nervous because you are properly prepared.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Prepare Answers to Common QuestionsAs a medical assistant, you should get ready for an interview by preparing answers to the most common questions asked by employers. Stumbling through answers to questions may give the interviewer the wrong impression. Having answers prepared for commonly asked questions allows you to answer with more confidence and less nerves, showing the interviewer that you are comfortable and competent. Lists of commonly asked questions and answers can be found by calling our campus (1 (888) 620-6745) or inquiring on our website Keep answers to questions posed by the interviewer truthful, simple and to the point.  Prepare answers that provide information pertaining specifically to them.The Allen School career services department can assist you on what questions to expect and ask in a medical assistant interview. The effort you put in before going on an interview will increase your chances of landing your dream job. Contact the Allen School today! We are enrolling now for our summer classes and cannot wait for you to become part of the Allen School family. Visit to learn more. -Allen School

Skills & Attributes of a Professional Medical Assistant

Training to Become A Professional Medical Assistant; Skills & Attributes Medical assistants are held to a higher standard of professionalism than employees in other industries. The way the medical assistant approaches the job and interacts with patients is critical to the success of the physician’s practice, hospitals, outpatient clinics and other healthcare facilities. Patients expect professional behavior and put trust and confidence in those who are professional in demeanor. There are a specific set of skills and attributes that shape a medical assistant into a professional.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Medical Assistant Professional SkillsThere are many skills that contribute to the professionalism of medical assistants. Medical assistants should work on being loyal, dependable, courteous, initiative driven, flexible, credible, confidential, and optimistic.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Loyalty – medical assistants should be devoted to the success of the medical practice and hold the belief that being a medical assistant at the medical practice is in their best interest. Loyalty should be reciprocal and if a medical practice is offering equal pay for equal work, the medical assistant will feel like the medical practice is doing its best for them as well.  Medical assistants can go one step further and be committed to the medical practice if they support the employers’ strategy and objectives.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dependability – a dependable medical assistant not only shows up for work on time but also produces consistent work. A medical assistant must follow through when the physician gives an order. The dependable medical assistant will also be counted on and given more responsibility.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Courtesy – the medical assistant should be friendly and kind to patients at the medical practice. Attention should be given to the patient as they arrive at the medical facility. The medical assistant should offer a warm smile and friendly attitude to the arriving patient.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Initiative – the medical assistant should be self-motivated and ambitious. Medical assistants that show initiative have a take charge attitude. The medical assistant should observe a need and make themselves available, rather than wait for a supervisor to direct them to an area that needs attention.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Flexibility – the medical assistant should have the willingness and ability to respond to changing situations and expectations. Flexible medical assistants will modify their approach to tasks based on the unique demands of each situation, especially in an emergency. In a medical facility the patient comes first, and every medical assistant should lend a hand where ever they are needed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Credibility – trust is a vital component of the medical assistant and patient relationship, and the credibility of the medical assistant should be strong. The information that is given to patients must be accurate as the patient may see medical assistants as an agent of the physician.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Confidentiality – Patients are entitled to privacy under the HIPAA act. Confidentiality extends to the home and other environments outside of the medical office. The medical assistant is prohibited from discussing confidential patient information to family and friends. Consequences will be enacted if the medical assistant breaches patient privacy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Medical Assistant Professional AttributesThe medical assistant will need specific attributes to be a professional while working with colleagues and dealing with patients. These attributes include teamwork, time management, prioritization and goal setting.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Teamwork – medical staff must work together for the benefit of the patient. The medical assistant should accept the tasks given to them by their supervisor unless they are illegal, unethical, or place patients in danger.                                                                                                                                                                                                                Time Management – the medical assistant should use their time efficiently and concentrate on the most important duties first. They should make a schedule, prioritizing tasks and allowing for emergencies along the way. The key to time management is prioritizing.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Prioritizing – a form of triage should be used by the medical assistant to sort tasks into the must, should and could categories. Of course, the medical assistant needs to attend to emergencies, but they also must anticipate what will do the most good and in what order those tasks should be completed to benefit the most.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Setting Goals – if the medical assistant doesn’t set goals, they will never know when the goals have been achieved. Setting goals can also help the medical assistant accomplish what they want or need to each day, giving them more motivation to achieve those goals.Learning never ends as a medical assistant and that is what makes this career so rewarding.Interested in learning more about developing the skills and attributes of a medical assistant? Ready to start a Medical Assistant Program? Contact the Allen School today! We are enrolling now for our summer classes and cannot wait for you to become part of the Allen School family. Visit to learn more. -Allen School      

Medical Assistant Profession

                                                                                                                                                                                                      MEDICAL ASSISTING – A DAY IN THE LIFEMedical assisting is not just a job – it’s a highly rewarding profession with a diverse array of roles and responsibilities. A day in the life of a medical assistant is difficult to pinpoint because your day to day activities might be different depending on what type of practice you work for and the department you work in. No matter where you work, however, there is one thread that ties together all of your responsibilities and duties: the need for attention to detail, professionalism and caring. If you work primarily at the front desk, you’ll be responsible for answering the office’s phone system and using medical questions to determine the severity of the caller’s problem. You also are tasked with informing the physician about patient concerns, scheduling appointments and greeting patients as they enter the office. Medical assistants should demonstrate professionalism and tact when interacting with patients and follow protocol for determining a patient’s immediate needs. Attention to detail is also extremely important in the front office. In addition to your reception duties, you will also need to obtain patients’ insurance information, collect insurance co-payments, verify patients’ addresses and phone numbers, update and maintain HIPAA authorizations and call insurance companies for pre-authorization and pre-certification approval for testing or surgeries. Mistakes can be costly – for both the practice and the patient, so it’s critical that you are thorough and meticulous in completing these tasks.If you work in the back office, you’ll have an even greater opportunity to interact with patients and may even assist the physician in treating the patient. On a typical day, you could help measure patients’ vital signs, such as blood pressure, pulse, respirations, and height and weight. You would also be responsible for obtaining the patient’s medical history and determining the patient’s chief complaint (the reason why he or she is in the office) so that you can brief the physician.  Other duties might include performing visual acuity testing, ear irrigation, hearing tests, and setting up the exam room for a procedure. Sometimes you might be able to assist the physician with minor surgical procedures, such as inserting or removing sutures. Medical Assistants play an important role in making a patient feel comfortable during an appointment. Often, they can help reduce a patient’s anxiety about an upcoming procedure by relaying information from the physician in terms that the patient can understand. It’s important to have a good bedside manner and a calm demeanor when dealing directly with patients. Finally, some medical assistants might be responsible for performing in-house laboratory procedures. These include drawing blood, urinalysis, throat cultures, pregnancy tests, drug screens, EKGs and much more. Attention to detail is important here as well because an error could cause a misdiagnosis. Regardless of their role, medical assistants serve an essential function on the healthcare team. From the front office to the lab, they contribute to the success of the physician and the practice and ensure that patients have a good experience during their visit.  If you want to start a career as a medical assistant or learn about a career in health care, Contact the Allen School today! We are enrolling now for our spring classes and cannot wait for you to become part of the Allen School family. Visit to learn more.-Allen School 

Medical Assistant externship success

                                                                                                                    Tips For Successful Medical Assistant ExternshipThe medical assistant externship serves more than a few purposes. As an externship student, you are anticipated to carry out the duties of a medical assistant that you have learned in your training program. In addition, you will learn additional skills during your time on the externship site. The capability to execute your learning potential is certainly important. However, you need to show your ability as an excellent team player. Make sure to utilize proper interpersonal skills. Maintain a professional look and exhibit a superior attitude at the externship site for rewarding success.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Concentrate on your appearance  Dress up professionally. You should wear proper work attire.  Generally, all medical assistants are expected to maintain a clean, tidy and professional look.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Understand the rules and guiding principlesCommit to memory when you step into an externship program in a medical facility, you are considered a ‘visitor’ at that medical facility. You will be expected to follow the policies of the facility that the other staff follows. It is always better to read and understand the workplace policy manual thoroughly for the first few days of your training. Make sure to take notes. Consider your externship as a hands-on job interview.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Be reliable and punctualA medical assistant externship provides you with a great opportunity to establish your reliability, loyalty and competencies as a medical assistant. Promptness and timeliness are the best indicators that establish your dependability.  Be very punctual. As an externship student, you should always be enthusiastic and prepared to help out with minor front office duties.  At times you will be expected to answer the phone, do some administrative tasks and assist the medical team with additional job duties.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Follow the instructions carefullyDuring the first few days of your externship, you will be treated in the same way as a new employee. You will be provided with some simple or uncomplicated duties in the first few days. This is to make an assessment of your ability to follow straightforward directions and perform proficiently. Your day to day responsibilities, tasks and duties will definitely increase both in significance and meaning as the externship program moves forward.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Resolve issues in a professional approachIf you come across a difficult situation or if you face any issues on the externship site, contact your career service or admissions advisors. As a student, you should learn the appropriate ways to deal with all administrators and managers and try hard to resolve each and every single issue. Always remember your career service and admission advisors are there to guide you toward a successful externship.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Maintain confidentialityKeep in mind, privacy at the externship site is applicable to an externship student. For that reason, you should never discuss any personal or health information about a specific patient with any person outside the medical office.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Don’t forget to convey your thanksMake sure you mail a ‘Thank you’ letter to the office for giving you an opportunity to accomplish your externship at their medical facility. This will create a good impression. To learn more about our health care programs and externships, contact the Allen School today! We are enrolling now for our spring classes and cannot wait for you to become part of the Allen School family. Visit to learn more. -Allen School