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Medical Assisting Student Highlight – Katelyn McFarland

katelyn mcfarlandWhy did you choose to attend Ohio Valley College of Technology?

I chose OVCT because it is more than just a school; it’s a family. The smaller class sizes make it easier to get to know your classmates and instructors on a more personal level. The faculty is more than willing to help as much as they can. I decided to attend college out of a whim and when I came in for my very first appointment, I was hooked!

Why did you choose the Medical Assisting program?

I chose the Medical Assisting program because I thought nursing was what I wanted to do. I looked more into the Medical Assisting field and agreed to start the program since I knew so little about the medical field. I love interaction with people and I knew that this would give me just that. After completing my externship, I fell completely in love with being a Medical Assistant. I may pursue the nursing field in the future, but for now, I am sticking with being a Medical Assistant!

What’s your favorite part of attending OVCT so far?

This is probably the hardest question to answer. I love everything about this school. The instructors are so nice, genuinely nice. They care about YOU and your life and they want to see you succeed. The rest of the faculty is also just as nice and so helpful. Whatever you need, they are there to help! Then, the rest of the student body is great. Granted, nothing is ever perfect, but classes are amazing and so is everyone here!

Who is your biggest supporter?

I have a couple biggest supporters. My mother and my fiancé are two of them. They have stuck by my side and watched me grow into the Medical Assistant I was meant to be. My other HUGE supporter is my 4 year-old daughter. She has been such a trooper with me going to class, doing homework and studying all the time. This is all for her benefit and I think she understands that.

Do you have anyone you want to thank?

I would like to thank the entire faculty at OVCT. They have been behind me since day one helping me push forward and watching me grow. I would like to give a shout out to Mrs. Scott for keeping me going during my clinical classes when I felt like I was going to break. I also want to thank all of my fellow students, who have become more than just classmates; they are part of my family!