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28 Feb

Student Perspective: Finding Your Connection

By Jose Perez Jose Perez (front row, second from left) with fellow students following a presentation at school. When I was in high school I was able to participate in Medical programs that Weber State University had to offer. We would be shown demonstrational skills used by EMT, nurses, radiologists, etc. I was always attracted… Read more »

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14 Feb

Involvement is Where You Find Value

Aaron Light, DHSc, RRT, RRT-ACCS, is the program director at Ozarks Technical Community College. He recently took time to reflect on his career path and share how he found value in maintaining membership in the AARC. What Does AARC Membership Do for You? The bigger picture Aaron Light learned that getting involved in the AARC… Read more »

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01 Feb

Texas Students Lend Helping Hand in Guyana

Students from Texas State University took part in a study abroad program to increase awareness and value for the respiratory care profession in Guyana. Texas State University Respiratory Care students travelled to Georgetown, Guyana, South America for their first solo study abroad trip. Whether providing care in the hospitals, working with the students, volunteering at… Read more »

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03 Jan

RT Manager Provides Tools for Building Your RT Career

Valerie David, MHA, RRT-NPS, AE-C, director of respiratory care services at Piedmont Hospital in North Carolina, provides the following tips for students and young professionals as they develop their RT career. Valerie David, MHA, RRT-NPS, AE-C shares her tips for building your RT career. Essential characteristics Companies can train employees on their product for example,… Read more »

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06 Dec

Moving the Profession Forward: Degree Advancement

In 2015, the AARC established a goal calling for 80 percent of RTs to have, or be working toward, a bachelor’s degree by 2020. The AARC provides resources and tools to help individuals and educational programs achieve this initiative. Individual degree advancement Respiratory therapy degree advancement programs provide a pathway for respiratory therapists who have… Read more »

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06 Dec

Student Perspective: Gessilda C. Galang

The Benefits of the AARC House of Delegates and International Congress to RT students By Gessilda C. Galang Gessilda C. Galang Meeting with the AARC House of Delegates (HOD) was an eye-opening experience. It gave me a platform to interact with reputable professionals in my field and learn about the further prospects in my career…. Read more »

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12 Oct

Congress Wrap-Up: The Member Perspective

AARC Congress 2017 brought together a variety of individuals from the respiratory care profession. They spent the week learning, sharing ideas and feeling inspired. The AARC Congress 2017 made lasting experiences for all members who attended. From networking to engaging lectures, members left Indianapolis with great tools to apply in their daily career, as well… Read more »

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26 Sep

What is CoARC and How is it Advancing RT Educational Levels?

Educational programs for all legitimate health care professions, from medicine on down, are overseen by accrediting bodies that set standards aimed at ensuring the education received by students in those programs meets the needs and requirements of the medical community. In respiratory care, that accrediting body is the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)…. Read more »

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