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From Extern to Employee

Jan 27, 2016

The American National University Columbus Campus recently recognized Dr. Donald Woodard’s Family and Addiction Practice as a Distinguished Community Employer.

The practice recently accepted medical assisting student Hurl-Lu Waugh as an extern.  Externships are an important component of the medical assisting program at ANU, giving students an opportunity to gain experience in a medical office, while giving the medical practice an opportunity to evaluate a student as a potential employee.

Hurl-Lu worked hard and proved himself to Dr. Woodard and his staff, and he was hired based on the quality of his work during his externship. “Hurl-Lu was very prepared as an extern which led to my hiring decision,” stated Dr. Woodard.

“Hurl-Lu was very prepared as an extern which led to my hiring decision.”


Hurl-Lu loves working with his patients in Dr. Woodard’s practice, and he feels that his training at ANU allowed him to master the skills that he needed to be successful in his medical assisting career. “The instructors and staff [at ANU] were always helpful,” he said. “[I was] very pleased with my education and training at ANU.”

Photo-ANU Columbus Campus medical assisting graduate Hurl-Lu Waugh (2nd from left) is shown with Dr. Donald Woodard (2nd from right) and his staff during the Distinguished Community Employer Award presentation. 

tags: Medical Assisting