Ohio Valley College of Technology recently sat down with Beth Adkins, Office Manager for East Liverpool Medical Group in Calcutta, Ohio. Ms. Adkins oversees medical assisting externships for OVCT students at this local medical practice, which has been in operation for the past thirteen years. East Liverpool Medical Group is also affiliated with East Liverpool City Hospital.
Ms. Adkins says that there is always a need for healthcare, whether to help already sick patients or for preventative and wellness care. She states that “healthcare is ever changing and people are living longer and are more educated on their health.” OVCT externs gain valuable exposure to various medical procedures with hands-on experience at East Liverpool Medical Group. Further, Ms. Adkins reports that East Liverpool Medical Group values having OVCT students complete their externship at the facility, because it gives them the opportunity to train the future employment pool. “We also get to know possible job candidates and can recommend them to human resources,” she states.
According to Ms. Adkins, East Liverpool Medical Group continues to grow and build their patient base by filling a great need in the local, underserved community. To future students, she says, “College is a financial endeavor that requires dedication and focus. Keep your eye on the prize. Students should be goal-oriented and take pride in their accomplishments.” Ms. Adkins concludes with these words of wisdom for students entering college in 2019-2020. “Be a loyal student, which in turn makes you a loyal employee in the future. Show respect to others throughout the process and never burn bridges. Hard work pays off!”
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