HSTE Students Win 3rd Place at National Medical Conference

National Park Technology Center (NPTC) high school completers from the Health Science Technology Education (HSTE) program, Tristin Finney and Oliver Steven Assheuer, tied for third place in the national American Medical Technologists (AMT) Medical Assisting Student Bowl July 11. The competition was held at the AMT national conference in Kansas City.

The national competition includes participants from college and proprietary schools. Questions came from three areas of health care including administrative, clinical and general knowledge.

HSTE student winnersFinney and Assheuer, pictured left, completed the two-year HSTE program while attending high school. Both students graduated from Hot Springs High School in May. The Registered Medical Assisting certification offered through the AMT was made available through the HSTE program at NPTC.

Both young men are planning careers in health care. Assheuer will be leaving in a few weeks to study medicine in Europe and plans to become a doctor. Finney has already passed the Registered Medical Assistant national certification examination and is enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Technology program at National Park College. He plans to become a surgeon.

American Medical Technologists (AMT) is a nationally and internationally recognized certification agency and membership society for allied health professionals. AMT is a global, member-led, allied health certification organization that promotes and supports its members. National Park College will be the host for the 2017 Arkansas state conference September 23.