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2 Responses to L-Z

  1. Liza says:

    It is hard for me to believe that just a year ago, I was a nervous wreck of a student who signed up to become a radiologic technologist. Having switched majors and under pressure from my parents to finally finish college with a degree, I stumbled my way through school days, wondering if I made the right decision in the back of my mind. Truth be told, I wasn’t ready to go to college so quickly and so soon.

    The second one was admittedly tougher – I had to split my time between staying in the program and finishing a certification course to become a medical coder, because my ultimate academic goal is to work in the radiologic billing department. So why go through the program? Because I didn’t want to just stick with coding radiographic procedures – I wanted to understand how they were done.

    Not only that, the first foray into the clinical setting was no walk in the park. It was a sink-or-swim environment and, since I’m here, I learned to swim. It may not be worthy of the Olympics, but I know that I’m still swimming. I guess that’s my solid strength: perseverance. It’s easy to quit – the door is always open for me to take that option. But to wonder what would happen if I kept going is what drives me.

    It’s still too early to tell if I want to pursue specializing in CT or MRI. Right now, I’m just concerned with making it through. And there is one thing I’ve learned from all the techs that I’ve come across in my clinical days: the strength that carried them through their trials as rad tech students is what carried them through everything else.

    Somehow, I found the strength to make it. If they did it, why not me?

  2. I am going to leave my reflection here since there isn’t a tab in the categories for the Electronic Profile yet Professor. I intend on continuing my studies in the medical field. The rad tech program is a stepping stone for me, but exactly where my path will end I am still unsure. I do know however that I will diligently strive to be the best I can be. This is a journey I take seriously and I hope I can achieve the same level of success I did in my previous career endeavors. I feel the confidence I am starting to posses as an emerging technologist will deflate any residual fears and allow me to pull from my past experiences in management and construction to see things outside of the box. I believe having worked in these industries where my organization, leadership, patience and effective communication skills were called upon daily have helped hone these personal strengths into something I can utilize in my career as a tech or just in everyday life. There is a niche out there and I will be ready to fill it when my time comes.

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