Meet Globe University-Appleton’s new Medical Assistant Program Externship Coordinator Jamie Whitwam, in her own words:
In December 2005, I received my certification for nurse’s assistant from Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. I worked as a CNA in a nursing home until I had my children. I stayed home and began my own in-home daycare until my youngest turned two. While staying home with my children, I attended Globe University-Eau Claire and graduated in September of 2011 with my A.A.S in medical assistant degree.
Immediately after graduation I began working at Southside Medical Clinic OB/GYN. I worked there as a certified medical assistant (CMA) until August of 2013 when I moved to Denmark. I began working as a CMA for Bellin Health in December 2013 until I accepted the medical assistant externship coordinator position here at Globe University-Appleton in June.
As the externship coordinator, it is my responsibility to help the medical assistant students learn the skills needed to be a competent medical assistant. Once they have successfully made it through the classroom portion of their program, I work with local employers and assist students in securing an externship. This process includes placing students in a facility where they will have the opportunity to observe, but most importantly, demonstrate the skills they learned throughout their program. I advise all my externship students to take full advantage of the time at their site and confidently do as much as they are given the opportunity to do. This is their time to shine and prove they can do it.
I look forward to the many opportunities I will have here at Globe University-Appleton. It is my personal goal that each medical assistant student completes the program successfully and leaves with the confidence and competence to be an excellent medical assistant.
Outside of Globe, I enjoy spending all the time that I can with my family. We enjoy spending time up north at our cabin or doing anything outside. My kids keep me busy with all of their sporting events and school projects. I sneak away and enjoy my quiet time reading as often as I can!