LEXINGTON, Ky. – Jill Ferrari, program director of Sullivan University’s Medical Assistant program at the school’s Lexington campus, has been appointed to the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). “Being selected to be a part of the board is overwhelmingly rewarding to me personally and professionally,” Ferrari said. “Being appointed to the board is helping me to grow professionally with just an even bigger networking opportunity that can only help me assist students in the healthcare field. “Both current and future students will benefit because this assignment will allow me to view a variety of schools to see how best to cover the standards in an efficient manner,” she said. “I would like to think my appointment represents strong leadership for our program at the Lexington campus.” “Ferrari’s appointment further affirms that Sullivan University has a quality program and successful student … [Read more...] about Head of Sullivan University Lexington Medical Assisting Program named to national review board
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Junior Sam Fugate shaped his college experience by choosing to make cross-continental change through a medical organization, Global Brigades. He co-founded Global Brigades with Merry Krueger, who graduated from WKU last year and who will be starting medical school in the fall at the University of Kentucky. Global Brigades is a nonprofit health and sustainability organization that works to positively shape the lives of those in impoverished environments in Central America and East Africa, Fugate said. He said he was inspired to bring a chapter to campus in spring 2016 because of its reliance on student volunteers. Fugate is majoring in pre-med. He is also an admissions ambassador and volunteer through Best Buddies, a volunteer organization for those with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Though he is involved with many organizations, he built Global Brigades from the ground up at WKU.“Global Brigades provides the funding and assistance to support the doctors … [Read more...] about WKU junior works to bring medical assistance to Latin America
The March 30 editorial counterpoint by state Sen. Mark Johnson and state Rep. Kelly Fenton about their proposed Medical Assistance (MA) work requirements (“It’s only fair: Work requirements are reasonable in exchange for free health care”) curiously omitted crucial facts about their bill and grossly misrepresented the bill’s projected fiscal impact. First, most adult, nondisabled MA beneficiaries already work. Yet they will be required under the bill to document, every month, that they are in fact complying with the bill’s requirements. It bears noting that adult, nondisabled adults who qualify for one of the bill’s exceptions will also have to document the existence of their exception. The “hassle factor” involved in meeting this requirement monthly, without fail, is a major reason otherwise-qualifying SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) recipients fall off the rolls. It … [Read more...] about Counterpoint: Sponsors of Medical Assistance work requirement bill in Minnesota twist its impact
For-profit medical schools are starting to pop up around the country, promising to create new family doctors for underserved rural regions. Rural states like Idaho need more general practitioners, with the baby boom generation aging and expanded insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act making health care more accessible. But critics of the new schools question whether companies can properly train the nation's next crop of doctors. "On face value, it looks like a pretty good deal" because for-profit schools promise to bring benefits without relying on taxpayer dollars, said Dr. Ted Epperly, who runs a family practice residency program in Boise, where a new for-profit school plans to start accepting students in 2018. "But it's a little bit like Wal-Mart moving into a small community with mom-and-pop shops - it damages the existing workforce producers." Proponents say challenges that the new schools face are surmountable, and any stigma about for-profit medical training is based … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Can for-profit medical schools fill the doctor gap?
Last Updated May 24, 2011 12:35 PM EDT If you want to increase your chances of landing in a high-paying job, be strategic when picking a college major. Common wisdom has always suggested that what matters is getting a college degree, but a new study released today by Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce, suggests the college major you select does matter greatly in your future earnings. The massive study, which mined Census Bureau data on three million college graduates of various ages, concluded that Americans with the highest-paying majors earn roughly 300% more than those with the lowest paying college majors. Getting a college degree -- any college degree -- will increase your lifetime earnings over a high school grad by 84%, but according to Anthony Carnevale, one of the study's authors, your major counts for up to four times as much. Here's where you can find the lengthy report, What's It Worth? The Economic Value of College Majors. Using the report's … [Read more...] about 8 Tips: Picking the Best High-Paying Jobs