MCI Faculty Member Offers Dental Care and Hope

MCI Offering Dental Care and HopeLast year, Vicki Brett signed on to chair the Dental Care Project for Montero Medical Missions, a non-profit interfaith humanitarian organization that creates sustainable healthcare projects throughout the world. After nearly a year of careful preparation, the Virginia Beach Campus’ Dental Assisting Program Director has just completed her first mission trip.

Her 20-day journey began in the Philippines where she and her team saw more than 500 patients, performing extractions and surgery. From there they continued to Mongolia, serving more than 400 patients. The care they provided was essential but it’s what they left behind that could have the greatest impact. Throughout the trip, they met with local college and university students and began training them to become oral health educators. “Approximately half the world’s population has serious dental health problems, including tooth decay, periodontitis, and tooth loss,” says Brett. “This is one way we can provide not just temporary relief, but sustainable care to undeserved populations like these.” [Read more...]

5 Medical Apps for Nursing and Medical Assisting Professionals

5 Medical Apps for Nursing and Medical Assistanting Professionals | ECPI University | Medical Careers InstituteWithout a doubt, the medical field has changed with the advent of medical apps. Easy to download, and accessible by a wide variety of phones, tablets, and modern technology, medical apps can offer healthcare professionals a helpful, reliable database of useful information.

Supplementing working knowledge with the best medical apps on the market can keep medical professionals up-to-speed in the workplace.

Many medical apps include the same or similar base features in their programming. As such, medical professionals should try to choose the app (or apps) that best suit their needs and preferences, rather than downloading multiple, redundant applications. Here are some of the more popular apps on the market (all of these apps are compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPad touch, and Android devices):

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How to Get Hired in the Massage Therapy Industry

How to get Hired in Massage Therapy | Medical Careers Institute | ECPI UniversityMassage therapy is a unique profession because of the personal contact between the practitioner and the client. Therefore, a person must be able to be open and receptive to the client, while remaining detached and professional. This is not an easy balance to achieve.

For those who can accomplish it, however, it will lead to one of the most rewarding careers in the massage therapy industry. When looking for a job as a massage therapist, the person must dependable and trustworthy, not only in their professional lives, but their personal one’s as well. Having a strong desire to help and comfort others is what sets a good massage therapist apart from someone who is only there to receive a paycheck. A potential therapist should constantly take the initiative to provide the type of care each client needs. [Read more...]

I Graduated From College, Now What’s Next?

I Graduated From College, Now What's Next? | ECPI UniversityCongratulations on your college graduation! You have reached a major milestone in your life, and you have achieved a major goal that not everyone has the opportunity to achieve. Right now your aspirations are high, so it is important to act upon them.

However, if you are like many graduates, you’re finding yourself a little unsure about what your next steps should be now that college is over. We would like to offer some help to you by providing some guidance about how you might begin preparing for your first career opportunity.

It can be a daunting task, preparing for your first job interview. These simple, yet effective steps, will help you prepare for success and give you the confidence you need to help shake off any interview jitters you might have. [Read more...]

Becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant: Most Frequently Asked Questions

Becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant: Most Frequently Asked QuestionsIn today’s healthcare field, physical therapy has taken on added importance in the recovery process. Often times, patients are instructed to go through physical therapy in place of – or in lieu of – medicine after an injury. Simply put, physical therapy is one of the most effective and least invasive forms of medicine.

With the impending physician shortage of 130,600 doctors by 2025 (according to the Association of American Medical Colleges), physical therapy assistants are poised to become a vital component of the healthcare process. Here are seven frequently asked questions and answers that can help you understand the dynamics of this developing field. [Read more...]