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Mary Young – Professional Medical Assistant Graduate | Modesto

“I started at IOT in 2016; I have a family of 6, working full-time and it was a huge struggle therefore I had to pull out of IOT. I became a Store Manager at a retail store and was working 50+ hours a week. I really loved my job and my team however, I spent most of my waking hours at my store and sometimes 6 days a week and hardly seeing my family I felt like it just wasn’t for me anymore. I needed something more stable and not so demanding so that when I go home and spend quality time with my family without any work interruptions. I decided it was best to go back to IOT for not only my sake but for the sake of my family. I called in March and was signed up within days started school.

I went in Ms. Megans class with yoga pants and a t-shirt on March 22nd! She didn’t have any idea that she will be getting a new student and not only that she was getting a senior student. So she asked me to stay after class so we can discuss and plan the next 5 weeks. She offered to come in on Mondays and Wednesdays (the days we don’t go in for class) to help me brush up on the skills that I learned 6 years ago. I had to not only learn Hematology & Phlebotomy in a new hybrid program but relearn skills that I learned 6 years ago and on top of that I was planning and getting ready for Cheer Season; I am also a Cheer Director & Coach for Tracy Rampage Football & Cheer.

The dedication that Ms. Megan has shown as an instructor at IOT and her attitude of not leaving one student behind is inspiring. The way she engaged with the class didn’t feel like she was teaching us, she motivated us to want to learn. I will forever be grateful for Ms. Megan. I couldn’t have done any of this without her support. So if you have the opportunity to read this Ms. Megan… Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

Mary Young – PMA, Class of 2022