Allen School of Health Sciences

Brandi Baines

Medical Assistant

Graduate - March 2013

Resides in New York

During my time at the Allen School, I have learned a lot. My experiences helped me grow both personally and professionally. At first, I was not 100% sure this was what I wanted to do but as time went on, I made friends and we helped pull each other through. During each module, I pushed myself harder and harder. Third module was the toughest for me because we had 5 different classes. Any obstacle that got in my way, there were teachers I could go to to help me through and get focused on my studies. My classmates never let me give up. It is so important to have a good support system. You never know what a person may be going through. I learned a lot in my classes. My favorites were EKG and Phlebotomy. I am so happy that I get the opportunity to put those skills to use now, on my internship. One of the best parts of my experience at the Allen School was participating in Students Learning For a Cause. My class chose Hodgkin’s Lymphoma to raise awareness. We did a bake sale, pot luck, fish fry and wing fest. As a result, we raised over $1,200 to donate to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Foundation. It was a great experience that pulled my classmates together, and allowed us to gain a great sense of self worth knowing that we helped people out. These 6 months went by so fast. It was, by no means, an easy trip, but when you give 100%, you will get 100% back. If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn’t change a thing. I had some good times and I made it!