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Michelle's Story

Inspired by her father’s need for brain surgery, Michelle Wilton was determined to go back to school to become a surgical technologist so she could be in the operating room assisting patients like her father. Wilton researched surgical technology programs in her area and chose FAPSC-member Herzing University in Orlando.

Wilton said it was important for her to choose a course of study she could complete quickly, but that also gave her the best education possible.

“There were many times that I thought I was too old to start a new educational journey, but Herzing made it so much easier offering both night classes and online courses. It was very convenient for me,” she added.

When stepping into her clinical rotation, Wilton felt well prepared and confident in her abilities and credits the first class training she received and excellent instructors that guided her through each step of the learning process.

In addition to preparing Wilton for her new career as a surgical technologist, Herzing helped prepare her to be a successful job candidate by offering instruction on resume and cover letter writing and providing training on interviewing skills and techniques.

“This gave me the confidence I needed to enter any interview,” said Wilton. She says the training definitely helped during the multiple interviews she completed in order to land her role as a Certified Surgical Technologist at Florida Hospital in its Neurosurgery unit.


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