Firsthand Stories from the Field

  • Biomed Finds Her Calling with Help of Military
    Healthcare has been a major influence in Michelle James’s life. Her mother was a nurse in a neonatal unit in Columbia, SC, so she was familiar with hospitals at a young age. She also knew that somehow she would be a part of the industry—she just wasn’t sure when.

  • Biomed Overcomes Tough Life To Find Calling
    In a hospital in South Bend, IN, Demetrius Dillard was comforting his mother, waiting to hear if she had cancer when his life changed forever. Suddenly, the alarm on his mother’s intravenous pump went off and wouldn’t stop, adding more tension to an already trying time.

  • Five Tips for Getting the Most Out of an Internship
    As Patti Russell is discovering, an internship can be a very rewarding experience. The former truck driver is working as a biomedical equipment technology and medical imaging intern at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, TX.   Russell shares five tips for how to make the most of an internship.

  • I’m Thankful for the Day I Fell Off that Forklift
    Don Armstrong’s career was headed nowhere fast when—as an apprentice carpenter—he fell 40 feet in an accident involving a forklift. The accident forced him to re-evaluate his career path, and led him to a career in healthcare. Twenty-two years later, he couldn’t be happier.

  • The Path to My Perfect Job
    Why do some employers choose one candidate over another? Here’s the experience of one technician, Anthony Smither, who offers advice based on his recent experience.

  • Northern Exposure Meets Biomedical Technology
    Rick Small, CBET, left his home in Georgia and took a job as a biomedical technician at Providence Alaska Medical Center. In this story, Small discusses his new job and his new life in the Land of the Midnight Sun.

  • Veteran Looks to Help Returning Soldiers 
    Biomedical equipment technician and U.S. Army veteran Josh Yielding joined MediSend’s Biomedical Technology team to train biomeds for hospitals in developing nations. Starting in July, Josh will be training returning veterans in MediSend’s new General Richard B. Myers Veterans Biomedical Equipment Technology Program. Having served in Iraq as a medic, Josh is aware of the challenges facing returning veterans. 

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