Building strong relationships with other healthcare organizations is one of the most important goals of Ross Medical Education Center campuses. From externship sites and graduate employers to guest speakers and advisory board members, these relationships consistently provide meaningful insight and support to Ross students and graduates. Oftentimes, having guest speakers from area organizations also provides students with a more profound understanding of life out in the field. It is also an ideal time to ask questions and hear directly from potential future employers.
Recently, the students at Ross Medical Education Center in Johnson City, Tennessee from the Medical Assistant program, Pharmacy Technician program, and Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration program got the pleasure of having not one, but two guest speakers from Mountain States Health Alliance! The guest speakers, Jessica Tankersley and Lacee Holley, are employed with Mountain States Health Alliance as recruiters. The excitement was nearly tangible as students awaited their arrival. Many of them couldn’t wait to hear from and ask questions to these two ladies that could actually be those that they work with in the future as they pursue their healthcare careers.
Both Jessica and Lacee spoke to the students about job opportunities, professionalism, interview prep, and the hiring process. Their wealth of knowledge and experience was evident, and many students walked away from the presentation with a much better understanding of what they, and likely other employers, are looking for. Johnson City Office Assistant Kasey Webb shared, “this was a great opportunity for our students to get an idea of what a job with Mountain States Health Alliance would be like. The students asked several questions and exclaimed that they were very excited to get out into the working field.” The campus’ reaction to the visit was very positive, and many of the students expressed that they were interested in potentially pursuing future employment with the organization.