physical therapist assistant
Finding Your Niche in PTA

The Physical Therapist Assistant works closely with a supervising physical therapist to provide quality patient/client therapy and care. The physical therapist typically will complete a patient examination and determine a diagnosis of a condition. He/she...

radiologic technology
Radiologic Technology Grad Tatiana Gordon

After graduating from Rust College in Holly Springs, Miss. with a bachelor of science degree in biology, Tatiana Gordon knew she wanted a career in health care. Little did she then know that it would...

polysomnographic technology
Common Sleep Mistakes

It’s a human malady so common, there’s an entire health care field devoted to it. Polysomnographic Technology, which Concorde teaches at four of its campuses, deals with sleep technology, or sleep medicine. Millions of people...

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...

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...

physical therapist assistant
Meet Aurora PTA Grad Cameron York

Students come to Concorde from backgrounds as diverse as they are numerous. When you chose Concorde, however, your stories converged into a shared journey –a journey to become America’s next generation of health care professionals....

respiratory therapy
Respiratory Health in Winter

Winter is almost here. It’s time to plan to ensure respiratory health and see to it that you won’t need respiratory therapy anytime soon. Winter is the season every year that sees the greatest uptick...

surgical technologist
Meet Memphis ST Graduate Emily Voss

Emily Voss grew up in an extremely close, tight-knit family. So when her parents made the decision to uproot that family and move from their home in Chicago 500 miles south to Memphis, Tenn., Voss...

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...

“Concorde for me was life-changing.”

Becky of Kansas City, MO via ConsumerAffairs.com

“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
Vocational Nursing graduate