From Helping People With Their Cars to Helping People With Their Health

Medical assistant student Gary Koerner demonstates proper technique for drawing blood during Globe's Health and Wellness Preview Day for area high school students.

Everyone’s life journey leads them down different paths.  For medical assistant student Gary Koerner, his journey brought him to Globe University.  After working 20 years as a service manager for General Motors, Gary decided he needed a change.  He enjoyed helping people with their cars, but decided to take it to the next level by working in health care.

This quarter Gary is fulfilling his externship hours at Mercy Clinic South in Janesville, Wisconsin and will graduate on March 22. “I felt very prepared for my externship,”Gary said.  “When I decided to go back to school, I visited three other schools before deciding to go to Globe.  I chose Globe for the hands-on learning and I haven’t been disappointed.”

At Mercy Clinic South Gary has been able to put his hands-on learning into practice in the clinic setting.  He rooms patients, takes vitals, gives injections, draws blood, does EKGs and more.  He is most interested in phlebotomy and pediatrics and looks forward to all of possibilities medical assisting has to offer.

Medical Assistant Program Chair Elisha Terre is very proud of Gary saying, “Since day one at Globe, Gary has worked hard and was determined to do well in the medical field.  All his hard work has paid off as he has proven himself in his externship by being professional, skilled, and most importantly, he shows compassion to his patients.  Gary has truly found his calling and I couldn’t be more proud.”