Brittany Schwickert

Hi, my name is Brittany Schwickert I am a mother of two boys who are 3 and 4.  I also am a caretaker for my papa for about 7 years now who is 91.  He has diabetes, and Alzheimer’s – dementia which can be sometimes difficult to deal with.  I have been a licensed cosmetologist for 14 years.  I love doing hair but with 2 young kids I wanted a more stable career.  I have a lot of family members in the medical field ranging from doctors, nurses, emt, family who has worked in medical records, and also administrative positions.  I was very nervous to start school because I had been out for 14 yrs.  I absolutely LOVE Allen School.  They are always there to help.  They can help anywhere from personal questions, to tech problems, and anything school related.  This environment makes you feel like you have a family who is going through the process with you.  The live classes are awesome you can ask the teacher a question right there and then while your learning or say you have a question after class you may call them or email them and they are always quick to respond.  My class mates have also been a huge support we have a Allen school Facebook page and are constantly conversing with one another.  It’s like one big happy family there helping you through your journey.  Choosing Allen school was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

Thuy Vu Tran

I am really happy with Allen School. I am glad that I made the right decision to study in this program. At first, I was scared because I didn’t go to school for years. Also, this program was new for me compared with my current career. But I was wrong… I got help from my professors and friends. It made my studies easier than I thought. All of the professors and staff from Allen school would help us (students) anytime we needed. I feel very comfortable asking them questions and I get the answers right back. Allen school has really impacted me both personally and professionally. I could not complain about my professors and classmates. We are a team, very strong team. We helped each other when someone needed a hand; even though, we were studying online. We don’t know each other, but we seemed to know and understand each other very well. I miss my team.I very strongly recommend this program, because it is a good career in medical office field. If you want to be successful in this program then you have to read ahead, go to classes every day, and finish your homework on time because it effects to your grade when you submit the assignments on time. I do not know how to explain to you how I feel, but I know I am really happy. I cannot wait to start my new career. I hope I can get a job as soon as possible, so I can apply my acknowledge to my career.Thanks, Allen School! I really like the school. That is the reason I keep continuing my school to achieve my AS In Medical Billing and Coding program from Allen School.

Jodi Plathe

Good morning! I just wanted to drop by and say that this has been the best experience in continuing my education. I have worked very hard to maintain the good grades that I have been able to maintain. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication. I have made many sacrifices in the past several months to keep school my number one priority. Study, study, study is what I have been doing. I have spent 99% of my time on the computer since starting school in November. It has been the best ride so far and I hope to continue to thrive until the end. Thank you so much for this experience and hope to get into the Associates Program. Have a great day!

Betsy Rivas

I was born and raised in Yuma, AZ. I had been a CNA for 3 years, but I still found myself wanting more. I wanted to be a successful role model for my daughter. The best thing to me was to become a Medical Assistant. However, there were no open doors for me in Yuma. I did not want to be on the waiting list for a school.I then researched many schools in Phoenix but only one in particular caught my attention, The Allen School. So, I decided to move to Phoenix specifically to pursue my goal and attend The Allen School and become a Medical Assistant. However, the decision to move was really tough for me. But, as soon as I walked into The Allen School, I felt at home. From Alicia, the first person you see energetically greeting you in the morning, to the rest of the staff and students, it’s a great place to be. Every person here is really helpful. Currently I am in my 2nd module and I attained a spot on the Honor Roll. I just feel extremely happy to have chosen this school. The teachers here are amazing and they take the time to explain every detail with you so you can understand and pass your exam.This will be my first Graduation ceremony. I will have accomplished a goal in my life thanks to this amazing school.My daughter will be the person I look for in the audience while I receive my M.A Certificate.

Brittany Klaus

“Hi” Fellow students and those soon to be. Realize life is only what you make it. By choosing Allen School of Health and Science you and I have chosen to begin our medical careers or continuing our education to further our career opportunities.For me, this was a large step back and at the same time a leap forward for my future. I have already completed schooling for Billing and coding at another school and was unable to find solid work after completing school. So I have spent the last 7 years providing private care for a verity of people with disabilities. Because of my passion to succeed and help others in ways to improve quality of life, I chose to grow my career. Coming to Allen is the best choice I have made solely on my own with out getting advice from others. I was tired of not being able to provide a solid consistent life for my 3 kids and was tired of the struggle. I knew this was going to be hard work but nothing in life comes easy. I have had many personal issues come about, which challenged me during my time at Allen School. What truly helped me through was staying positive and always willing to help others. The greatest part about  Allen was the consistent acknowledgement and help from everyone such as students, faculty, and administrative team. We are a team/ family at Allen and that is truly important to have when succeeding in school. My greatest accomplishment was receiving student of the module, because that shows how well the faculty truly pay attention and care to recognize the students who give it their all. Even though they can only pick one your still given the credit you earn. I want to say, “Thank you to every one at Allen School.”  One last word that was taught to me by a very special person, “If you believe, you will achieve.”

Jonathan Yanes

Prior to attending the Allen School of Health Sciences, I was a university student who had a lot of anxiety and panic attacks at the end of the semesters because of a previous accident that had interfered with my way of learning. I was hardly able to retain information and I ended with bad grades. I was put down by several people in my life, even in my own family. I was depressed because I felt lonely and could not see the end of the tunnel. It wasn’t until my good friend Rebecca helped me to look for other ways to continue with my career, to not let other people choose who I am in life, but to take matters into my own hands. As I looked for schools I was referred to the Allen School from another college, and as soon as I walked in I felt like this is where I belong. I started to become more excited as I learned about what it is like to be a medical assistant and how truly important we are in the field. I decided that it was time for me to become the better version of myself and not give up. I realized that no one could get in my way but myself and every day I walk into school I am challenged  to expand on my learning, sharpen my skills, and become the best of the best. All teachers make sure that we excel with every student, and I fell in love with the idea of having teachers like the ones I have today, that push me to the limits and beyond to achieve my full potential, and remind me that from the moment I filled that application, it only gets better from here and on.

Ashley Fleming

I joined Allen School of Health Sciences because it was suitable for my daily schedule and I knew I would gain the ability to be successful in the medical field. Before I started school I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. I went through many obstacles – one of the obstacles was working 6 or 7 days straight at work from 8 am-430 pm and then coming home to start class from 8:35-1 :30 am and woke up at 6 am to get ready for work. My schedule was tough for o while but I never gave up because I knew it would pay off. I love the fact of seeing the smile on my moms face when I talk about school and feeling the passion in my heart! KEEP STRIVING!! THE SKY IS THE LIMIT!!

Ramon Croft

I was at a very low point in my life summer 2015. I kept asking myself, “Is this what my life has really come to?” I was 40 years old and had run the streets most of my life, in and out of prison until 2008. When I was released from prison that year, I earned my GED and immediately enrolled in a nursing program at Harry Truman College in Chicago, Illinois. In 2013, I moved back home to NYC and ended up back in the streets, but only worse…..I was now using drugs, as well. One day, I prayed that God would guide my path to greatness. I went to a doctor’s appointment and had a conversation with the MA who told me about the Allen School. I called the school and spoke with Linda Commodore. She encouraged me to come in and register after hearing my whole story on the phone. I came, registered, and started classes August 10, 2015.In the beginning, classes were hard, and I struggled because I was also fighting an addiction that was finally kicked by the third module. I can’t say who my favorite teacher was because each of them had different elements that I loved. They were all my favorites…..Miss C, Mrs. B, Ms. Pollidore, Ms. Brooks, Mr. Hamilton, and Ms. Townsend. I saved Ms. Townsend for last because she pushed me the hardest and stayed on me like “white on rice.”I would walk into Jameson’s office and pour out all my troubles. He never turned me away, always giving me stern advice, but always listening to me. He doesn’t know it, but to me, he wore two hats – Student Services and Counselor. Then, my Mod 5 class met Martha. I would see her previously speaking to other students because she has such a warm and comforting spirit. Martha worked with me vigorously during my 5th mod and when I went onto internship. While on internship, she would talk to me about my problems, concerns, just everything. I don’t think I could have done it without her – seriously.So, I graduated June 3rd, 2016, and started my career at Housing Works Clinic (my internship site). I am now clean of drugs and work between 3 different clinic sites. I am also enrolling in a CUNY nursing program that my job will pay for. I know if I can do it, so can all of you. God changed my life with the Allen School being the vessel to do so.

Premkumar Tarachan

Being or deciding to be a student at Allen School of health science is one of the best  decision I have ever make, but I must say that for the first I wasn’t sure if I did the right thing getting into the Medical Assistant program.After listening to professors like Dr Cheslik, Dr Choudhury, Dr Huda, Dr Shayma, Dr Kaniz, Dr.  Mannan, Dr. Sultanna and the most special Mrs. Mary Sivak whose words and inspiration give me the courage and strength to continue. Coming from a very different profession, background knowing nothing about the medical field, and learning from or being in association with these professors at Allen School transform my life both mentally and professionally preparing me for today real life challenges in the medical field.It was not easy to stay or be an ‘A’ student, so many challenges including homework, quizzes, attendance, punctuality, professionalism in class room, etc. but with determination and stead fast effort I made it with the help also from these wonderful professors. These professors are willing to help anytime of the day to give assistance selflessly without complaint which I admire most, special thanks to them.Allen School staffs especially, Careers Services are simply the best to deal with; they will work with you to solve any difficulty face while attending the college and after. The hard working and delightful staff of career services department will help a student to be prepared for challenges when time for job interview, job search and their wonderful advice is very helpful in real life.So my advice for upcoming student : be positive, focus on your study, stay away from the outside world for six months, have strong determination to excel, cooperate with your professors  and follow their advice be in contact with careers services  and you will be successful.Student was hired on his Internship Site – Labcorp

Mirella Vega

Allen School was a blessing in my life. I got into this field not knowing what to expect. Thanks to Allen School, their great teachers, and other staff, they made it a wonderful learning experience. I learned to get rid of fear when going into a new atmosphere. The close few friends that I gained were amazing. We learned from each other, taught each other, encouraged one another, and pushed through and made it. I’m truly sad that this came to an end, because not only did I gain knowledge, I gained a wonderful experience and a family. Thank you Allen for helping me put my career on track.Mirella was hired at her internship site 2 weeks before completing internship with Dr. Nadelson