OBC Alumni Spotlight: Jacqueline Davieau
Posted on May 31, 2016
Written by Morgan O'Rourke
As the medical assisting profession continues to grow in high-demand, Ohio Business College works to distinguish the medical assisting diploma program as a top-rated pathway to prominent success in leading healthcare settings.
It has been our absolute honor to welcome students into the program who are passionate about healthcare, for it is our students who truly elevate the program and advance the world around them.
A 2015 graduate of OBC’s medical assisting program, Jacqueline Davieau was immediately hired full-time by her externship site after completing 180 clinical externship hours. Read about Jacqueline’s time at OBC, and see what she’s up to now:
- Why did you decide to continue your education at Ohio Business College?
The reason why I enrolled at Ohio Business College was to get medical experience. I was a student at Tri-C for the nursing program. I had finished all of the classes I needed to enter the program but the waiting list was a mile long. I decided I wanted to work in the field while waiting on clinicals. [OBC’s] medical assisting program got me into the workforce quickly.
- Why did you enroll in the Medical Assisting Program?
I love people and I wanted to start patient care as soon as I could. Within a year I was rooming patients and helping them with their medical needs. I feel that everyone should be treated with kindness and compassion. That is how I treat every new face that walks into our office.
- What was your favorite thing about the Medical Assisting Program?
I love to learn new things! When I find something new I never learned, I soak it up like a sponge. The lab was like candy land for me and I took advantage of our time in there. I was very happy with the fact [that the teachers were so available to help us] if we didn’t understand something. When I was done, I felt fully comfortable starting work in a medical setting.
- What was the most difficult or challenging thing about the Medical Assisting Program?
This question is a bit difficult to answer because I never had a difficult time. We were always given enough time to study and review all areas of the program. If we ever needed help with anything, a teacher or fellow student was always there to lend a helping hand.
- How did Ohio Business College help you succeed in your studies and accomplish your goals?
I graduated! What a great day that was! I got my first job right off my externship. Had OBC not placed me there and allowed me to get hands-on experience, I don’t think finding a job would have been so easy. I will start my RN program this fall. I feel that I have a head start with everything I do and learn on a daily basis.
- Tell us about your Medical Assisting Clinical Externship.
I was at Ohio Medical Group working primary care. I loved this setting because I saw a little bit of everything. It was a fast paced office, so it kept me on my toes. They offered me a job two weeks in and I couldn’t have been more proud of myself.
- What assistance did you receive when you started your job search?
I was hired on at Ohio Medical Group [as stated above] but I sadly had to take a leave. On September 30, 2015, my oldest son was killed in a car accident. It was an extremely difficult time for me and my family. Just recently I decided it is time to get back to work. I emailed Tina Hutchinson [Ohio Business College’s Externship Coordinator/Career Services Associate] to let her know I was ready. Within 24 hours, not only did she find me an interview but I was hired on the spot! I am now working at Mercy.
- Do you have a favorite memory about attending OBC? If so, what is it?
The friends I made there. Many of the girls still keep in touch with me, and I talk to a few everyday. It is nice to know people with the same goals as myself.
- What do you think sets OBC apart from the other career education schools?
The time they are willing to spend on each student. Tina Hutchinson is a perfect example. I finished school last year and the very second I asked for her help, she was there for me. I have never heard of any school that would go above and beyond for a student that had already completed the program.
- What are you up to now?
I am very proud to say that not only am I a member of the medical work force but I am also having a book published. It is a very exciting time for me and I look forward to what my future brings.
- What goals do you have for your future?
My son that passed away was a student at BGSU. This fall I will continue on with my nursing degree. I have decided to go to BGSU Firelands campus to do so. Not only am I doing this for myself but also for my angel.
- What advice or tips do you have for prospective and current OBC Medical Assisting students?
The program is fast and you will be done before you know it. Take advantage of everything you can learn. An education is something that can never be taken away from you. When you do begin working, remember to always be kind. Every soul you meet is fighting their own battle you know nothing about.
Want to learn more about OBC’s medical assisting diploma program? Discover how our comprehensive, hands-on training program tailors to your busy schedule and prepares you for your dream job in the medical field.
Looking to become a medical administrative assistant instead? Get the healthcare training you need to succeed in today’s medical offices with OBC’s medical administrative assistant associate degree program.