On Friday, March 16th, STI’s Medical Assisting students received some excellent tips in preparation for their first day at externship. Members of the panel included:
Sheila Beattie: Practice Manager at Taunton Urologic Associates, Advisory Board member, & Institutional Advisory member
Suann Fasoli: CMA(AAMA), Alumni 2013, Asthma & Allergy Physicians, Advisory Board member
Rhonda Jermyn: Admissions Advisor, STI
Holly McClanan: Executive Director of Human Resources, Southeastern Regional School District
Kathy Rego: former Surgical Practice Manager, Advisory Board member
Among the topics discussed were professionalism, confidentiality, and work ethic. Panelists focused on the importance of providing a short cover letter to highlight relatable skills or situations/experiences not documented on the resume. They advised students to ask questions, be flexible, use their initiative, and always have a positive attitude!