Seven Medical Assisting students from the Greenbrier Valley Campus of New River Community and Technical College received scholarships to attend the West Virginia Rural Health Conference in Morgantown Oct. 15-17.
Medical Assisting instructor Vanessa Bailey accompanied students Donna Burdette Tara Campbell, Alexis Young, Tara Burns, Denise Deskins, Christina Frazer and Christy Harless to the conference, where they received updates on regarding rural health issues on both the national and state levels.
The goal of the conference is to provide information about best practices across the state and nation for improving the provision of rural health care for all citizens of West Virginia. To qualify for the scholarships, the students had to provide a brief written summary depicting their personal experience and commitment to practicing medicine or serving in a rural location.
Scholarships were awarded based on the applicant’s experience, service and desire to provide health services and/or promote access and the continuation of quality health care to the rural population of West Virginia.
The students are enrolled in New River CTC’s Associate of Applied Science Degree program in Medical Assisting. The program is offered at all four New River CTC campuses: Raleigh County, Greenbrier Valley, Mercer County and Nicholas County. This two-year program prepares students to work in a variety of healthcare settings. Functions vary from facility to facility, but generally incorporate a mix of clinical and administrative responsibilities.
For additional information about the Medical Assisting program at the Greenbrier Valley Campus, call 304-647-6560, or visit www.newriver.edu.