surgical technologists
Celebrating Surgical Technologists Week

The Association of Surgical Technologists Board of Directors dedicated the third week in September to recognizing surgical technologists in 1984. National Surgical Technologist Week has been celebrated every year since as an opportunity to promote...

health care interview
Day in the Life of a PTA Instructor

There simply aren’t enough hours in the day, according to at least one of Concorde’s Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) directors. “A day in the life of a PTA instructor involves much more than an eight-hour...

medical laboratory technician
What is West Nile Virus?

This Sunday is World Mosquito Day, so we at Concorde blog central decided to lead into the weekend and commemorate this day by taking a look at the West Nile Virus, which is transmitted by...

massage therapy
Top Reasons for Opting for MT

It probably surprises no one that we here at Concorde are a bit partial to Massage Therapy. Although it’s taught at just two of our 16 campuses – in Memphis, Tenn. and Southaven, Miss. –...

health care awareness
What is Virtual Health Care?

The world of health care is ever-changing. Health care providers are provided more ways to stay on the cutting edge of practicing medicine as technology advances. The digital age is upon us.  With it come...

respiratory therapist student healthcare training
Where RTs Can Work Other Than Hospitals

More than 20 years ago, Gretchen Keys watched the pilot episode of what would turn out to be a favorite TV show – ER. Only, what Keys noticed actually made her angry at first. “While...

dental assistant
Foundations of a Good DA

The Dental Assistant (DA) often is the foundation of any good dental practice. The DA often is the first person a patient sees when he or she enters the office’s reception area. And, the DA...

nursing
Celebrating the Legacy of Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale, the philosophical founder of modern nursing, was born on this day, 197 years ago. It’s a name and legacy that Concorde students, be it the associate’s degree RN program or diploma programs for...

medical office administrators
Things You Don’t Know About MOAs

This week is National Administrative Professionals Week. With that in mind, we thought it would be appropriate to take a closer look at Medical Office Administrators (MOAs)/Medical Office Professionals (MOPs) and what it is they...

massage therapy
Making It On Her Own

It was a personal tragedy which ultimately brought Tamera Watkins to Concorde and Massage Therapy. It was through Concorde that she was able to take that horrific life circumstance and, through incredible perseverance, a good...

polysomnographic technologist
Aspects of Being a Good PSG Tech

Describing what a Polysomnographic Technologist (PSG tech) is could be considered easy. A Polysomnographic Technologist studies brain patterns in those with sleeping disorders to find ways to help people sleep better. Trying to describe what...

dental hygienist
Career Options for a Dental Hygienist

We at Concorde want all of our Dental Hygienist students and graduates to enjoy long and rewarding careers. That doesn’t have to mean working directly in patients’ mouths in a dental clinic, however. Many dentists,...

physical therapist assistant
Where a PTA Can Work

A benefit of a being a Physical Therapist Assistant is the flexibility to work in a variety of settings. The vast majority of PTAs – approximately 72 percent – work in hospitals or privately-owned physical...

radiologic technologist
Traits of a Good Rad Tech

The traits of a good Radiologic Technologist are somewhat similar to those of other jobs, with a few additions for reasons specific to the job, according to Wayne Stellick, Radiologic Technologist Program Director for Concorde’s...

medical lab laboratory tech technician training
MLT As It Relates to Hepatitis

Today is World Hepatitis Day. And, because this disease often is diagnosed and dealt with by one of our Concorde careers – Medical Laboratory Technician – we thought we’d take a closer look at what...

practical nurse students healthcare training program
The Differences Between MA and LPN

The Practical Nurse and Medical Assistant both are vital components of any medical team. They both can work in a variety of settings, from physicians’ offices to older adult care facilities. They also perform a...

health care careers
Opportunities in Rural Health Care

There are opportunities to work in health care just about anywhere you look. The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows health care careers among the fastest-growing industries in the country. They’re expected to grow 27 percent...

medical assistant ma students healthcare training
Growth of Opportunities for MAs

Medical Assistant (MA) is one of the most versatile fields one may pursue as a medical career. Medical Assistants are the “utility players” in any health care setting. They do everything from administrative work such...

nursing career college nurse student training
Things You Don’t Know About Nurses

Nursing is one of the most popular and, today, one of the most sought-after careers. That’s why Nursing is among our most popular programs at Concorde. Everyone thinks they want to be a nurse. They...

surgical technology
The Evolution of Concorde’s Surgical Technology Program

Do you remember hearing about program advisory committees (PACs) when you attended school? They are groups comprised of field practitioners, educators, administrators, employee partners and even alumni who gather to evaluate and discuss ways to...

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Trenisha Jones | Dental Assistant Graduate

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Andrea Nolan | Dental Assistant graduate

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Michelle Cardona | Dental Assistant graduate

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