respiratory therapist
How RTs Treat Pneumonia

We at Concorde know that the role of Respiratory Therapist is one of the most vital on any medical team. There can’t be life without breath, and the Respiratory Therapist aids that process. This especially...

radiologic technology
Meet Rad Tech Graduate Abigail Rodriguez

Back in 2013, Abigail Rodriguez was a year out of high school and with a brand new baby. She knew she needed to get into a career fast to provide for her newborn. An internet...

health care education
Ways to Get Out of Debt

It often seems like being in debt is as American as apple pie and baseball. It can be the same when investing in health care education such as that offered by Concorde. The costs of...

medical assistants
How Tech Is Changing the World of MAs

Technology has changed the ways we do things in many facets of our lives. It’s even more true in health care. Nowhere is this more true in health care than in the day-to-day lives of...

medical office administration
MOA: Diploma vs. Degree

It’s an old and familiar question in the world of medical office administration. Is a diploma sufficient education to become an effective and valuable medical office administrator? Or, is an associate’s degree necessary and preferred...

dental assistant
Steps DAs Can Take to Get Into Orthodontics

An orthodontist assistant is similar to a Dental Assistant, only it’s supporting and assisting an orthodontist as opposed to a dentist. Some of our Dental Assistant students at Concorde aspire to become orthodontist assistants, and...

medical office administrator
Aspects of Being a Good MOA

Medical Office Administrator (MOA) is one of the most diverse careers in the medical field. The MOA, as the first and often last point of contact between a patient and medical office staff, has a...

health care careers
When Is It Time to Move On From a Job?

Millions of people find themselves in careers they dislike, even hate, every year. It’s no different with health care careers. People find themselves in roles they dislike, or terrible fits with their talents, personalities and...

health care professionals
Bedside Manner and Professionalism

The old prevailing wisdom is, bedside manner doesn’t matter for health care professionals. But, does it? We want all of our students and graduates at Concorde to be happy and successful health care professionals. So,...

health care education
Staying Focused in the Digital Age

The rise of gadgets in the digital age has led to a decline in human attention span which, by some accounts, is now less than that of a goldfish. Conversations now take place in the...

medical assistants
Questions MAs Ask About Family History

National Family Health History Day is scheduled this year for Nov. 24. Did you know that family health history is an important part of routine medical care? That’s why, whenever you go to the doctor’s...

health care profession
Proper Bedside Manner and Professionalism

The patient experience – or, patient satisfaction – became a more prevalent topic in the health care profession recently. That makes professional etiquette – aka bedside manner – one of the most important factors contributing...

respiratory therapist
How RTs Integrate Into a Medical Team

By the nature of life itself, the Respiratory Therapist might just be the most important member of a medical team. If you can’t breathe, you can’t live. It was with this in mind that we...

massage therapy
MT Instructor Attends National Conference

The accomplishments and excellence in teaching of one of Concorde’s Massage Therapy instructors recently earned her an invitation to a national conference that included many of the most highly-regarded MT educators in the country. LaWanda...

surgical technology
Meet Aurora Surg Tech PD Larry Shane Sykes

At Larry Shane Sykes’ core, he’s always loved training and teaching new employees in his field of Surgical Technology. It’s a passion Sykes, CST/FAST, passes along today to his students at Concorde’s campus in Aurora,...

dental hygienists
Things DHs Wish Their Patients Knew

Most of us think we know all we need to know about maintaining our own good dental hygiene. So, why do we need to spend our hard-earned money on a dental hygienist? Well, dental hygienists,...

health care education
Developing Time Management Skills

You’ve heard the old adage … there are never enough hours in the day. In today’s hustling and bustling world, it’s easy to often times become overwhelmed in feeling you simply have too much to...

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...

Yoga’s Emergence in PTA & OTA

The practice of yoga is practically as old as time itself. It only recently, however, has been considered an emerging field for the Occupational Therapy Assistant and Physical Therapist Assistant. “Yoga’s popularity has grown in...

health care career
How to Handle a Toxic Coworker

Anyone working in any career, let alone a health care career, has had to deal with the toxic co-worker. Those stressed-out, antisocial colleagues who prefer to keep everyone at a distance. Not only can they...

“I am eternally grateful to Dr. Lu-Ping Gamble at the Garden Grove campus. They not only lit a spark, they lit a torch in my heart that shall burn forever! My education changed my life and has had a huge positive impact on the person I am today.”


Jamie Troccoli
Medical Assistant graduate

“After completion of the RN program I took my NCLEX as soon as I was able, and to my delight I was completely prepared. Now, when people ask, I’m proud to say I went to Concorde.”


Robert Hitchcock
Nursing graduate