Radiology instructor Amanda Parton sat down with us to tell us about her experiences at South College and introduced us to Asheville’s radiology program.
South College: What attracted you to South College?
Amanda Parton: The campus is smaller, which means that class sizes are smaller as well. When I started working here the school had really established itself in the medical community in this area. South College itself is becoming well recognized and I like working for a place that has good reputation.
SC: What makes South College unique?
AP: South College is unique because classes are smaller and there is a lot more attention that we can give to each student. The faculty members are friendly and personable to work with and they treat their students the same way. Administration is very supportive of our programs as well.
SC: What is unique about the radiology program?
AP: We have a great variety of clinical sites. Our community has been very supportive as far as letting us come in to their clinical sites. We also work individually with the students and we offer second shift rotations (from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.) and not all the schools around here have that option.
SC: Do clinicals take place in hospital settings or in a private doctor’s office?
AP: They are required to do both, so they go back and forth between hospitals and private offices.
SC: What is your favorite part about teaching at South College?
AP: I really feel like I can develop a personal relationship with all my students. That is different from a larger university where students never have personal contact with their instructors. This way, I know my students’ learning abilities, so I know how to push them a little further because I know their capabilities.
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