I, Shantel Cook, student of The Allen School and mother of Samia Bowman – who I did this for. Being a mom struggling, living from check to check trying to provide and help my household as much I could was a big reason for joining The Allen School. I came to this school not knowing what to expect. I’ve made some good friends and had some wonderful teachers, whom I adore. The teachers here helped me accomplish my goals of becoming a Medical Assistant. This experience has impacted my life and future in so many ways. I wouldn’t have gotten through this without the help of my mother who helped me tremendously with my studies and my child. There have been many crying days and fear of giving up, which wasn’t an option for me. I didn’t know how I would have made it through this experience, but I did. I am so proud of myself for completing and leaving The Allen School with the grades of all A’s and B’s and the GPA of 3.67. I gave my family something be proud of. I’m very honored to have met many women who had the same drive and goals as I did. Us ladies helped one another push through the hardships we endured, whether it was personal or school related – we were all there for one another. Without the help of my family, friends, teachers, and advisors, I don’t think it would have been possible for me to have made it to the point where I can now say I am a Certified Medical Assistant. P.S I would again like to thank all my teachers, friends, and advisors who helped me pull through this without quitting. Love you all from the bottom of my heart.
The Allen School – where the instructors will pull the potential out of you and the staff pushes you to success. My experience here was a great one and really made up my mind to continue in the medical field. From the first class to the last class, each module brought something different and special. The teachers get to know you on a personal level as a human and not just someone they get paid for instructing. It’s stern love from every teacher. They give you the tools you need to be successful; it’s on you to put them to use. Thank you Allen School staff for helping me achieve a goal of mine I had almost given up on. Quasheen completed his internship at Housing Works Clinic and has just accepted a position with them. Congratulations!
The Allen School of Health Sciences helped me to pioneer a career into a field that I had no idea what to expect – The Medical Assistant Program. Being a full time student in the program and working was not an easy task as I had to study for various weekly tests and had to complete weekly assignments in order for me to move on to the next stage of the program – INTERNSHIP.I did persevere amidst the obstacles and used this quote as a means of encouragement to get me to the end “The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight but they while their companions slept were toiling upwards through the night”. It did pay off when I proudly graduated from the Allen School of Health Sciences in June 2016 and was employed at MVP Multimedical and Pediatrics as a Medical Assistant.The experience with the staff at the Allen School was great as the instructors were informative and knowledgeable; they would go above and beyond to ensure that what was taught was being understood. The knowledge I gained, enabled me to face the outside world and to perform my duties as a medical assistant with great pride.I would also like to thank the Career Services Department who worked tirelessly to ensure that my internship site matched up to my expectations. They also aided me in my job search which led me to MVP Multimedical and Pediatrics – a facility that has so much to offer. Based on my experience at MVP, I now envision myself furthering my career goal as a pediatric nurse. It feels great when you recognized that you can give love to a diversity of kids and that they trust you not to hurt them but to be truthful.I would not exchange my experience at the Allen School of Health Sciences for any other. A big thank you to the staff at the Allen School of Health Sciences as the wheels of my career are spinning in full speed … It will keep going and not hit the brakes.
Before I started the Medical Assistant program here at the Allen School, I was working a dead-end job as a Home Health Aide. It was not a fulfilling job and it was very stressful trying to make 30 hrs/week. Taking up Medical Assistant is giving me the push to do better in life. I will not stop here; I will continue to pursue a career in nursing. I have learned so much in both the academic part of the program and in the internship.This was the best choice I have made thus far, and I couldn’t be more pleased.
My time here at the Allen School has gone by so fast! I knew I made the right choice for myself and for my career as soon I walked inside those doors. I have received nothing but love and support from my teachers and staff. Every day I work hard in my studies and what I’m passion about. I work my hardest to earn good grades and work hard for what I want to achieve. It has made me feel confident in myself and strong. Thanks to all of my teachers for all the support and for always making it feel like home and for everyone there! I enjoyed every day coming here and learn something new throughout these months that I’ve been attending here. I feel prepared for the real world to care and help for others in need. I’m blessed for everything that Allen School of Health Sciences has done for me. Allen School is a great choice and opportunity to pursue your education to start your career. This is my second home and it will for others as well. Thank you for all the beautiful memories and experience I shared with everyone here. I’m blessed for everything!
Being a mother of three young boys, I made up my mind to do something more in life. I decided to go back to school, so I called the Allen School. There I got all the support that I needed. Everything was explained clearly: what was expected, and what would be required. It was very difficult to incorporate school with my already busy schedule, but I prayed about it and asked God to help me do my BEST. I promised myself to do my very best. The support from all the teachers at the Allen School made it easier. When I look back sometimes, I cannot believe that I did it. I did not just do it, but I did it well. I achieved A’s in all my classes in every module. All things are possible – Just Believe!
Where I am now is all thanks to my parents. They made the effort to leave our native country and travel all the way to the U.S. Living without my parents for 15 years was the worst situation I went through. They were finally able to bring me to this amazing country and I knew I had to learn English and start a completely new life. I finally completed this program – this is what I wanted to do! Now is the time I can give my parents all of what they have given to me.
Completing the Medical Assistant program at the Allen School for me is so rewarding. I never got a chance to attend college and at 36, I had no skills or a career path. Lucky for me, I chose the Allen School where I can work in a field where I know I can make a difference. I met some amazing teachers who actually cared and go above and beyond to see us succeed. The Allen School is a great choice to pursue furthering your education or to start fresh in a different field.
Becoming a part of the medical field has always been a major dream of mine, which I thought I would never be able to accomplish since I couldn’t put myself through college. I followed my mother’s words and advice to never give up and to follow my dreams because everything requires hard work. It may make you mad, cry, or upset, but at the end of the day, you will accomplish your dream and be happy.
I made the decision of moving out from Douglas, AZ where I lived all my life to pursue my career. My greatest weakness was leaving my mom, but she’s my motor she motivates me just like my daddy does on a regular basis their support is the key to my success. There was one special person that pushed me to get where I’m at right now my big sister Priscilla, without her I would still be thinking about what I want to do I can’t ever thank her enough for getting me here. As she started looking online for schools she came across “The Allen School of Health Sciences” there was something about this school that caught our eye. The day had come, I began to feel so nervous because I have a 2yr old daughter which is so time consuming. I couldn’t give up I know I’ll be her role model one day. The first person that greeted my family and I was Alicia. Where do I start Alicia the best advisor you will ever meet, she has such a great sense of humor, she made me feel so comfortable about my choice coming here. The teachers and staff here at the Allen School are truly amazing each and every one of them. I appreciate everything they do here, their time, their teaching, their advice. Dr. Hunt, Ms. Sesser, Ms. Vivian and Dr. Dan thank you for guiding me to developing my potentials, and embracing my strengths. I’m beyond thankful to be here and have had the best teachers. I’m currently in my 4th module and I’ve been a 4.0 student all along. It’s a dream come true I’m only one step away from receiving my Medical Assistant Diploma which goes out to my family. Thank You, “The Allen School of Health Sciences” for being part of my life.