Penelope is a Radiologic Technology Scholar at City Tech, and is a five year cancer survivor. Recently, she graciously shared with us what inspired her to enter the medical field:
"Being a cancer survivor has given me a newfound purpose in life, and a part of that is my desire to work in the medical field. I know this is the right career path for me because I have the empathy this job requires. I have been in a similar situation and can personally relate with the patients that I encounter every day. During my treatment, my medical care team left an imprint on my heart, and they have inspired my involvement in the patient and health care field.
Continuing my career in medicine will allow me to help encourage and support individuals who are trying to find reasons to fight their sickness. Additionally, with further education, I am interested in advancing my career into other diagnostic modalities such as CT, MRI & Mammography.
To those interested in the radiologic technology field I would say, stay focused and motivated and remember why you chose this career. It won’t be easy but, like the saying goes, ‘Nothing worth having comes easy.’”
You inspire us, Penelope!