National Honor is Twice as Nice for Pima Medical Institute in Colorado Springs

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Not one, but two students at Pima Medical Institute, 370 Printers Parkway in Colorado Springs received national honors from the American Medical Technologists. Ronnie Lynn Lewis won the Outstanding Student Award in the Dental Assistant category and Philip Young received the Outstanding Student Award in the Medical Assistant category.

Not one, but two students at Pima Medical Institute, 370 Printers Parkway in Colorado Springs received national honors from the American Medical Technologists. Ronnie Lynn Lewis won the Outstanding Student Award in the Dental Assistant category and Philip Young received the Outstanding Student Award in the Medical Assistant category.

The Outstanding Student Award recognizes students enrolled in Allied Health Programs whose achievements are judged to be outstanding. The student body with faculty supervision nominates a student based on academic record, extracurricular school or profession-related activities, attendance, cooperation and conduct, initiative and ability to get along with people. Students are selected from Allied Health Professional accredited career colleges throughout the U.S. Both Lewis and Young will receive $250, a plaque and a free full package registration to the AMT Educational Program and National meeting July 11-16 in Kansas City, Missouri.

“We were just ecstatic when we heard two of our students won top honors in this national competition,” said Karen McGrath, campus director for the Colorado Springs career college. “Our campus is smaller than a lot of the career colleges in the Allied Health system, but the bottom line is our students really excel. Ronnie and Philip are proof of that. The students, staff and faculty are extremely proud of both of them.”

The competition honors students in seven categories, Dental Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Laboratory Assistant, Medical Assistant, Medical Laboratory Technician, Office Laboratory Technician and Phlebotomy Technician. The Colorado Springs campus has programs for Dental Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician and Veterinary Assistant.

PMI is one of the premier medical career colleges in the western United States. The privately owned, accredited school provides students with a well-rounded education embracing theoretical classroom studies, as well as on-site training in allied health facilities within the community. This gives the student the opportunity to function in a working environment.

PMI has been serving students since 1972, with campuses in: Albuquerque, New Mexico; Mesa and Tucson, AZ; Chula Vista, CA, Seattle and Renton, WA; Las Vegas, NV; as well as Colorado Springs and Denver. Additional information is available by calling their toll free number, 888-442-5998 or online at http://www.pmi.edu.

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