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  • Before you can work in virtually any hospital office you need to know the basics of human anatomy. Is your job to schedule a procedure? Transcribe doctor’s notes? Code insurance paperwork? X-ray a patient? In virtually any scenario, if you don’t know the difference between a fibula and tibiofibular, or an ileum and an ilium, or prostate and prostrate, your day can be long and confusing. There is a very long list of medical terminology that sounds similar. In HCAS 133, Survey of Anat...

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  • The career of medical coding is so much more than simply punching in numbers.   Those who code provide the communication between the doctor, the hospital and the insurance company. Every detail needs to be correct.   “This really is one of the most important jobs in the hospital,” said Tammy Weaver who teaches in Bryant & Stratton College’s coding and reimbursement program.   Coding is also one of the most lucrative careers in a hospital that does not requ...

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  • As a child Tammy Weaver dreamed of being a brain surgeon. After entering nursing school, she quickly learned that the surgeons don’t necessarily have the most important job in the hospital. “Everything you do in the healthcare field is a big deal,” she tells her students. “Everything you do is important. Every person who works at the hospital has value.”   Weaver started nursing school but moved to health administration. She earned her Bachelor’s degre...

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  • Last semester, I turned in a paper that was well written and thorough, but I lost points for errors that had little to do with content or material and everything to do with avoidable mistakes. I lost a few points because I forgot to italicize something in my references page and a few because I had forgotten to address one specific parameter that had been described in the directions. My professor still gave my assignment a great grade, but I felt disappointed that I hadn’t paid enough atten...

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  • After 30 years, Ronda Falcone says she is not an employee of Bryant & Stratton College. Rather, she is a member of an extensive, loving family.   During her early days as an admissions officer she enrolled her first student at the College, Mary Brown. Falcone still receives an annual Christmas card from Brown and her family.   “That speaks to the connection we have with our students,” Falcone said. “That works for me.”   Falcone is celebrating 30 yea...

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  • The College was founded with the goal of providing practical workplace education. Many years later, Western New York remains the heart of Bryant & Stratton College home to three campuses (Amherst, Buffalo, and Orchard Park), the online division and the College’s Systems Office. Additionally, the College has 15 other campuses, across New York and in Ohio, Wisconsin, and Virginia. “For over 165 years, Bryant & Stratton College has continuously innovated to meet its constituen...

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  • Parents everywhere are being proven wrong. You can, in fact, earn a paycheck playing video games. The best in the field command six figure salaries. Now, the Bryant & Stratton College Bobcats are crafting teams, constructing a 500-square foot esports Lab and preparing to not just compete but to dominate the growing sport.  “We’re gearing up towards building a team and growing so that our students could potentially be recruited for a professional league,” said esports...

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  • I have tried to improve my notetaking since I started my graduate program. Really, I’ve worked on improving this since high school, but I never have managed to find a real trick that has worked for me. I always take too many notes. In high school, everyone could count on me to take down every single word from the overhead projector, verbatim. Every time someone missed class, they always asked me for my notes first because they knew I would have every single word. If someone didn’t ...

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  • Bryant & Stratton College soccer star Uros Momic was named USCAA Player of the Year the best player in the USCAA after the 15-goal, 5-assist season for the Bobcats. The senior takes the accolade in stride and is quick to point out that teamwork was the key to playing well. “This is possible because of the whole team’s work,” he said. “This is not just an individual success.” The Bobcats fell in their fourth-straight National Championship game in a 1-0 loss to ...

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  • As a player and now a coach, Amanda Belsito has worked to help Bryant & Stratton College’s Women’s Soccer program to receive national recognition. Those long hours paid off when she was named the USCAA Coach of the Year for 2018. “I’m very grateful and super excited,” she said. Belsito came to Bryant & Stratton in 2012 and played for four years earning the title of team captain and All-American honors. After graduation she served as a graduate assistant coa...

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