Adding the question about professional opportunities that medical assistants have in their job, Verlin (2006) mentioned that “working towards gaining good qualifications like a degree, certificate or diploma will work wonders towards getting a top class job in the healthcare industry.” For instance, qualified medical assistants will always find many opportunities opening up for them in various specialized health care sectors, and these career opportunities may be advanced in many areas, such as medical or clinical office manager, transcription supervisor, healthcare administrator, lead medical assistant, executive medical office secretary, clinical team leader, etc. In addition, it is obvious that it is more important to medical assistants to continue own education in this area, because it is much better to become a Certified Medical Assistant than occupy the role of the general medical assistant.
In short, I see the role of physicians in society as multifunctional: they are not only doctors who heal, they are also leaders, innovators, social scientists, and patriots. Although my path to medical school has not always been the most direct, my varied and circuitous journey has given me a set of skills and experiences that many otherwise qualified applicants lack. I have no doubt that the next ten years will be similarly unpredictable, but I can assure you that no matter what obstacles I face, my goal will remain the same. I sincerely hope to begin the next phase of my journey at Brown University. Thank you for your kind attention.