Ures Sarmiento, MS/MLS ’23 May 10, 2023
MS in Medical Laboratory Science
Ures 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
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
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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