Tiffany Ruble attended Laurel Business Institute for medical assisting prior to attending PIHT. She decided to change schools because she was looking for an environment that offered smaller class sizes and more of an open-door policy that allowed her to directly communicate with her instructors.
Tiffany was working as a certified nursing assistant at Uniontown Health and Rehabilitation when she discovered PIHT through an online search. She was impressed with the school’s overall graduation rate and alumni testimonies. It was then she decided to schedule an appointment with Admissions Advisor, Kathy Coddington.
After touring the school, Tiffany was convinced that PIHT was for her. She loved the structure of the building, the classroom sizes, that she knew other students that were enrolled, and the welcoming atmosphere.
Tiffany had always aspired to become a nurse, but her time as a certified nursing assistant led her to realize that nursing wasn’t a fit for her. However, she knew that she belonged in the medical field because of her desire and compassion to help people and that she was good at it. She knew how to make people smile and feel good about themselves. That’s when she knew that medical assisting was what she was looking for. She was still able to provide hands-on patient care on a more personalized level.
For Tiffany, the best part of PIHT was “all of it”. When asked to elaborate on that, she stated that she loved the classroom sizes, the instructors, the students, and the many activities that she has participated in as a student. Her favorite was Christmas door decorating and the Halloween party. Tiffany says her favorite class was Student Success Strategies with Rachel Osniak. Her favorite things about that class were the outlining, learning what you personally excel in, and what areas you can personally improve upon. She stated that the class “really taught her about her.”
Tiffany’s ideal job is working with pediatric patients. She has a compassion for working with children and hopes to find longevity in that field. Her five-year goal is to be gainfully employed in a pediatric office, to have children, and to visit her classmate’s (Ema Smith) homeland of Fiji.
Tiffany would “absolutely” refer a friend to PIHT. The staff is excellent. Kathy Smitley in the front office is as good as they get and RuthAnn Guseman in Career Services works hard to get students involved and active in the student events club. Everyone here looks out for everybody like family.