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Medical Assistant Alum Pursues her Passion


Megan Glynn wears many hats. ‘Mom,’ ‘coworker,’ and wife to name a few, but that didn’t stop her from pursuing her passion and completing her Medical Assistant Certification through the University of Providence. “You can go back and do this at any point in your life and be successful.” Megan said she would scream this from the rooftop to anyone looking to enter the medical profession. “There’s no excuse. Just do it.”

Megan is a Certified Medical Assistant in a Women’s Clinic based in Oregon who graduated in March of 2021. While her program was delayed by roughly four months due to COVID, her class had nothing short of a successful program. “The school worked to accommodate us as students throughout the programs and we felt like they made the right decisions along the way.”

As someone who previously worked on the health plan side, working with the Medicare and Medicaid team at Providence Health, Megan knows how complicated healthcare can be and as someone who has battled with her own medical struggles, she’s known she wanted to be patient facing for many years. After finding out that the University of Providence offered tuition discounts to Providence employees, she jumped on the opportunity.

“The information about the programs offered through University of Providence didn’t come up for a few years, but I’m grateful that it did.

Having the flexibility of UP’s program online and taking into account that I was an employee had a huge impact on pursuing this. I truly don’t believe I would’ve gone back to school had it not been for this program.”

As a mom of a teenager, Megan found her time in the program to be even more special. “My daughter was my study buddy for a while. We would both sit down and do our homework in our respective rooms and she was able to see how mom would buckle down and see my study habits, which was a cool experience.”

Overall, Megan truly felt like the Medical Assistant program prepared her for the fundamentals of the job. “The communication and encouragement from the professors was amazing and knowing that they worked full-time while teaching made them so much more relatable.”