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Jun 21, 2016

Destini Bumper has a new degree and a new a new career to celebrate, after completing her medical assisting program at the National College Madison Campus and being hired as a medical assistant by Vanderbilt Center for Surgical Weight Loss. “I always wanted to be in the medical field,” Destini stated. “This is something that I dreamed of my whole life.”---

Before coming to National, Destini pursued a nursing degree from a local state university, but when her father passed away in 2012, her education was temporarily put on hold.  After dealing with the loss, she began looking for other options for medical training and found National College through a Google search. She was drawn to National by its mission statement, and its support of military veterans.

“My daddy was a veteran and they honor veterans, “she explained.  “I also wanted smaller classes that could focus on me and not a big group.”

As a student at National, Destini’s excitement built as she prepared to embark on her new career.  She loved the challenge of studying for and passing the certification exam to become a registered medical assistant (RMA), and her externship at a Vanderbilt internal medicine practice was one of her favorite parts of the program. 

“My degree has given me one of the greatest jobs, with one of the greatest hospitals worldwide, and I'm just thankful.”

“The externship was fun,” she shared, adding that she assisted the doctors with procedures and tests, and worked side-by-side with the other medical assistants in the office.

The externship also proved to be a key to finding employment when the office staff referred her to the Vanderbilt practice where she works today.  “They were great references for me for my job,” she recalled. 

In the Vanderbilt Center for Surgical Weight Loss, Destini enjoys working with her bariatric surgery patients as she prepares them to see the doctor.  “[My degree has] given me one of the greatest jobs, with one of the greatest hospitals worldwide,” she said, “and I’m just thankful.”

Photo-Destini Bumper is pictured at the National College Madison Campus 2016 Commencement Ceremony that was held in early June.

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tags: TN-Madison | MEDICAL Medical Assisting


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