Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Swedish CAMA Student Won AMTIE Scholarship

The American Medical Technologists Institute for Excellence (AMTIE) has selected one of our current Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistant (CAMA) students, Mr. Solomon Adu (shown in the photo) as a recipient of the Colonel & Carole Miller Student Scholarship Award. The award amount is $1,000 which Mr. Adu will use to pay off his tuition expenses.

Every year, the American Medical Technologists (AMT) who has an active student society in both national and local levels, awards scholarship grants to deserving students who wish to pursue a career in medical assisting. In addition, AMT is one of the leading healthcare organizations that provide continuing education and certification examination to medical assistant graduates (Registered Medical Assistant or RMA).

For the scholarship, Mr Adu has to complete an application form, submit reference letters, his academic transcript, and a written essay. To quote some of the famous lines in his essay:
“I grew up in a community in Ghana that travels almost eighteen miles to have access to health care on a very deplorable road which sometimes makes it impossible to reach a health care provider. And I know that the field in allied health is what I want to pursue. America is a land of opportunity and freedom. This is where my dream, love and passion can come into reality”.
On a personal note, Solomon is one of our best CAMA students. He is on his last term prior to externship. He has always been in the Dean’s list despite the long hours of work that he has to attend after school. He is a hardworking individual, always smiling despite all the odds and still an active member of the Swedish Pulse Society of Medical Assistants. His faculty speaks highly of him. Congrats!