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...

Commemorating Respiratory Care Week

This week is Respiratory Care Week. The theme this year is “Respiratory Therapists: Working Together, Saving Lives.” Concorde and its Respiratory Therapy programs across the country joined the American Association for Respiratory Care in recognizing...

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 technologists
Differences & Similarities Between DAs & STs

It’s easiest to first mention the similarities when comparing and contrasting the roles of surgical technologists and dental assistants. Both play vital roles in their respective health care settings. Surgical technologists and dental assistants are...

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...

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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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...

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...

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...

massage therapy
The Health Benefits of Seaweed Therapy

Concorde Massage Therapy students certainly have heard about it. A relatively new method of treatment in Massage Therapy that is all the rage is the seaweed wrap. Actually, seaweed therapy treatments have been established in...

How Smoking Affects Your Health

Today is the annual Great American Smokeout, a day where respiratory therapy stands at the forethought as smokers across the country are encouraged to quit smoking, even if it’s for just one day. We want...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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. –...

“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.”


Lucy Vang
Medical Assistant Graduate

“I think it’s an amazing school. When I sat down for boards, I felt more than adequately prepared. If you put the work in, your success is almost guaranteed.”


Kontessa Brown
Dental Assisting Graduate