medical assistant
Meet Concorde MA Graduate Tracy Ebert

Though Tracy Ebert didn’t go to college until later in life, she said she always knew she wanted to work in health care. At some point, it only seemed natural for her to become a...

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...

Meet Justin Ivie, Lamplighter of Distinction

Justin Ivie knew he wanted to have a career in a medical field long before he retired as a Senior Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force in 2015. He served as a pararescueman...

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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...

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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...

surgical technologist
How to Become Ambidextrous

Have you ever wanted to be able to use both hands equally well? If you’re someone who passes medical instruments for a living, say, a surgical technologist or dental assistant, being ambidextrous could sure come...

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San Diego MA Program Pilots New Platform

Concorde understands the growing role that technology plays in health care and health care learning. We know that, in this day and age where a patient can book a doctor to make a house call...

How to Prepare Best for the NCLEX

One of the most pressing issues facing most of Concorde’s Nursing students is, how will they do on the National Council Licensure Examination, better known as the NCLEX? How well will they be prepared? We...

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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...

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...

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...

medical office administrator
How MOAs Deal With Insurance Companies

When Lisa Anthony starts to discuss how a Medical Office Administrator (MOA) deals with insurance companies, she begins by injecting a little humor. Perhaps it’s to laugh to keep from crying? “How does the MOA...

respiratory therapy
N. Hollywood Christens New RT Honor Society

Concorde’s North Hollywood, Calif. campus celebrated the inaugural induction of The Lambda Beta National Honor Society for Respiratory Therapy. The nationally-recognized Lambda Beta National Honor Society promotes, recognizes and honors scholarship, scholarly achievement, service and...

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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...

Another Concorde Success Story

Just a few short years ago, Janaye McKinney was a young, single mother of two struggling to get by in her hometown of Batesville, Miss. She was working as an administrative assistant, making enough money...

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...

Hand-washing Tips for STs

All of Concorde’s Surgical Technologist students learn early on in their programs that one of the most vital tasks any good ST assumes during a surgery is ensuring the maintenance of a sterile operating field....

Dallas Student is Perfect on PTA Exam

Celeste Watkins opened the email from the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy with great anticipation. She knew she had passed her National Physical Therapy Exam – the Federation had released the pass/fail results...

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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. –...

Lucy Vang | Medical Assistant Graduate

“Concorde was one of my best vehicles that helped me gain the confidence I needed to change my life. … It all started with a vision, a will and Concorde.”

Davina Thomas-Clark | Medical Assistant, Vocational Nurse graduate

“I have taken the MA program and the LVN program. Concorde is a wonderful school. There is a difference between passion and a paycheck, and most of my instructors had a passion for what they do. The program was challenging but well worth it. I love this college!”

Jamie Troccoli | Medical Assistant graduate

“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.”

Marcus Streator | Respiratory Therapy graduate

“Without the support of certain instructors … I would not have pushed myself to grasp the concepts and pass my boards on the first attempt. Once I passed my boards, it was less than one month after that I landed my first Respiratory Therapist job where I am currently working with so much joy every day.”

Michelle Cardona | Dental Assistant graduate

“Literally a year-and-a-half ago, I was struggling to make ends meet and barely surviving. Now I have a career, make good money, and life gets better every day. I have recommended friends and family go to Concorde, because in as few as nine months, your life can completely change for the better.”