The first thing I learned at Wharton was that success does not happen overnight. It takes work and determination to be successful at whatever you do. This was especially true in my experience as a medical assistant in the hospital. You have to be willing to work hard and do whatever it takes to make a good impression on your supervisor or boss. The same is true in a health care setting.
As part of the Health Care Management Class, students are required to conduct a case study within four hours of taking the class. As an assistant in the hospital, this included a real life case scenario. We are trained to take care of sick and injured patients on a daily basis. Our job is to provide medical aid and take care of routine requests like blood pressure checks and appointment scheduling.
When I applied to this Health Care Administration Class, I was surprised to find out that I didn’t fit the mold of the typical student. My ethnicity and social background did not play a role in my admission process at Wharton. Nor was I concerned about a lack of a high school diploma. My undergraduate degree came from a prestigious university and I have a lot of people to thank for that, such as my parents, friends, and professors.
The main concern that I had was whether or not Wharton would have a room dedicated specifically to the students interested in this field. Since I was accepted into the class, I was able to enroll in the clinical programs that were offered. These are the programs that help students get the hands-on experience with health care that is necessary for them to perform their job. Once you enter the clinical program, the only requirements are a high school diploma or GED and a background check from the Department of Labor.
As part of the clinical experience, you will be given the opportunity to assist a doctor, nurse, and physician with patient interaction. During the process of this interaction, you will also learn the ins and outs of the day to day operation of the medical office. and how it operates.
In the Clinical Experience, you will learn to provide preventive care for patients. You will also be responsible for collecting patient data and documenting everything in an accurate, timely manner. By keeping this data organized, you will be able to provide support to the staff members.
You will also take part in the planning and execution of the care of the hospital. This involves the implementation of the latest technology in the hospital. This is an important aspect of the role because it helps prepare the staff for the future operations of the hospital. Your clinical experience will also teach you about how to manage a budget, billing and the utilization of funds. These are some of the skills that will translate into practical management knowledge needed when you enter a job in the medical field.
When you take the clinical course, you will be required to participate in group projects and be evaluated according to your performance. This will help you determine which areas of your knowledge and skills need improvement.
In the beginning, I think that the idea of being a clinical assistant in a medical center is exciting, but once you have actually experienced the clinical experience, you realize that it is much more than just a job. It’s also a learning process.
Wharton University’s clinical program was a very valuable experience for me. I learned a lot from it and am excited to work in a medical center after completing it.