SUNY Upstate Medical University

Clinical Medical Assistant

May - August 2018 • Syracuse, NY

What I liked

I worked in a small private practice and recieved intense one-on-one training in a variety of clinical skills and worked independently with patients to collect vitals, medical history, and review medications. During exams, I provided hands on support to physicians. Both physicians in the practice became fantastic mentors to me and stopped multiple times throughout the day to bring me in on an interesting case, show me abnormal labs or diagnostic images, or explain a complicated pharmaceutical mechanism. I was able to shadow them in the OR and make great connections with nurses, healthcare providers, medical students, and patients.

What I wish was different

I only wish that I had been there longer.


Always do your homework before starting at a new job- in this case, I made sure I was well versed on the medications the doctor's prescribed, common surgical procedures they performed, and clinical research they were conducting.
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