Crerlia Chow testimony medical assistant

Crerlia Chow

Medical Assistant

Graduate - April 2012

Resides in New York

Thank you to the Allen School of Health Sciences. I graduated April 2012 after I had the amazing opportunity to complete my internship with an amazing Vascular surgeon, Dr. Nelson Menenzes. I searched for a couple months, but finally I found the career of my dreams, and I got a full time position as a Medical assistant. From 8am I start in the Operating Room and my job is to assist the Dr. in passing needles, wire, sutures, contrasts and a lot more. After 2 pm I go to the Front Desk, where I prepare the schedule for the next day, do clearances for surgeries, and schedule transportation for the patients that are coming from the dialysis center. I call to confirm appointments and I ensure that all consent forms are signed before the procedures. I love my job! It is a lot of responsibility, but I feel that I was well prepared by Allen school. Dr. Salifu is a top surgeon and he is impressed with my abilities and I feel rewarded every day. I have full benefits including, sick days and vacation days, medical and dental insurance and the best part is that I started making $15 per hour. This is only for the first 3 months and then I will be bumped to $16.00 per hour. I am so glad and happy!!!!!!! I changed my life and I am finally a health professional. I also received my CMA certification on 10/13/12. All I have to say is THANK YOU VERY MUCH for everything !!! You all have changed my life for the better. Thank you Ms. James Cruz for never giving up on me and finding this job for me. I will never forget that you give me this great opportunity.