Medical Assistant Graduate Uses Skills In Career

Alex Liu, Minnesota School of Business graduate

Alex Liu earned an AAS in medical assisting from Minnesota School of Business-Moorhead. He landed a job in his field at Lillestol Research.

Alex Liu’s journey to Minnesota School of Business (MSB) covered many miles. He grew up in Paraguay and moved to the United States in 2004 as an exchange student. After overcoming a language barrier, Liu graduated from high school and completed a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration. But Liu recognized he wanted a more hands-on career and decided to enroll in the medical assistant program at the Minnesota School of Business in Moorhead.

“What I liked most about MSB were the people working there,” Liu said. “The attention I received was great and I learned a lot at the school.”

Liu graduated with an Associate in Applied Science degree in 2012 and joined Lillestol Research shortly thereafter. He is responsible for providing patient care, assistance to study coordinators and technical assistance.

“My program at MSB prepared me and gave me the skills I needed to be successful in this career,” Liu said.

Jamie Brown, Director of Operations of Lillestol Research, says that Liu has been a joy to work with.

“He always has a smile on his face and has been a great addition to our staff,” Brown said. “He treats patients and staff with the utmost respect at all times. He is very self-motivated and has exceeded our expectations.”

Lillestol Research LLC is an independent private research facility conducting Phase II, III and IV clinical trials. It was developed as an affiliation of Internal Medicine Associates, Ltd., Fargo, North Dakota.