Ures Sarmiento, MS/MLS ’23 | Medical Laboratory Science Graduate
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Ures Sarmiento, MS/MLS ’23 
MS in Medical Laboratory Science

May 10, 2023

Ures Sarmiento MS/MLS ’23, professional headshotUres Sarmiento, MS/MLS ’23, has worked as a medical laboratory scientist for more than 15 years. She decided to pursue her master’s degree at PCOM Georgia because the program was recommended by her director as a way to advance her career.

Sarmiento said, “The program has equipped me with the knowledge to deepen my understanding regarding my profession. As a post-professional, this degree will aid in basic management skills necessary when deciding to pursue a supervisory or managerial position,” she said.

Sarmiento originally chose a profession in medical laboratory science because she is passionate about helping others.

“Growing up in an underprivileged community, I often see individuals who refused to seek medical care due to a lack of financial means and/or fear of discrimination,” she said. “This has encouraged me to pursue a career in health care so I can contribute to society in ways that I know how to contribute.”

Sarmiento considers herself an introvert. “I have a hard time dealing with people, but at the same time, I want to be an instrument of change for my community,” she said. “One of the best things about being a medical laboratory scientist is to be able to work behind the scenes, but still play an important role on the healthcare team.”

She feels that her profession is sometimes overlooked by others on the medical team. “I want to raise awareness about the importance of the role in the medical setting and how we are equally important as other healthcare professionals,” she said.

Sarmiento, who enjoys powerlifting in her spare time, lives by the mantra—“wherever life takes you, always remain humble.”

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