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Medical Assistant Inspired to Care for Others by Her Own Healthcare Journey

While she was a senior in high school, Maripaz Aguirre’s dentist discovered what turned out to be a benign tumor growing on her jaw. This led to a series of medical procedures and complications that, to Maripaz, seemed anything but benign. The experience helped her solidify one important decision about her future: that after high school, she wanted to work in the medical field. Maripaz started that journey just three months after graduating high school by enrolling in the clinical medical assistant program at U.S. Colleges in Montclair and is now a proud graduate working in the field. READ HER STORY

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