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Congratulations HIM Grads

Career-staircaseWe want to congratulate two students who found excellent jobs recently.

Franklin Frick, one of our summer 2011 graduates from the Health Information Management program, has been hired as a Medical Coder at Team Health. Frank is also enrolled in his first semester as an online Network Security and Forensics student here at Fountainhead College, and is currently the president of Club Med, the student organization for the HIM program. Congratulations on your new career, Frank! You are going to be a very busy guy!

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What parental rights are left?

vaccineGovernor Brown Signs AB499 Allowing Shots Without Parental Consent

A recent article in the Healthy Home Economist discusses a bill that Governor Brown of California passed into law that allows children as young as 12 to receive injections of the Human Papillomavirus, Hepatitis B, and any other STD vaccine that comes down the pike in the future.

So what's the big deal?

The 12 year old child doesn't need their parents' consent.

Yep. No parental consent. But wait! If the child gets sick or handicapped because of the drug that the parents didn't know their child allowed a physician to give, then the parents have no legal recourse against the manufacture or the physician. Our children do not need our permission to get vaccinated, our young daughters do not need their parents' permission to have an abortion, parents cannot spank their children, but yet parents are supposed to be responsible for their children?

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Time travel

Man-world-clock-webAnd suddenly, it is upon you. You'll have a project due the same night you have your final exam. You'll feel that strange rush as you sense one class winding down, coming to an end. You'll feel the weight of the world lift off one shoulder and settle back down on the other. And you'll say to yourself, "Wait a minute. Didn't I just get here?"

It's like time travel. You step through the doors at Fountainhead and things speed up. Lights blur by your face. Book pages seem to flip so fast you could dry your hair with the breeze. Information seems to stream directly into your head, as if you were hard-wired. This is life in the faster lane.

It's exciting, it's crazy and there's nothing else like it.

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The time of crunching

timeOctober always seems like a pivotal month for me. There’s always something important going on that month. For example, my wife and I were married on Halloween, so we’ve got an anniversary coming up soon. Hooray for us.

This October, I have two massive projects due, one for each of my classes. A large portion of my grade depends on these things. The importance of these projects has been duly drilled into my head by my instructors. I think about them when I wake up at night. Hooray for projects.

We have to move. Our final day in our current house is October 15th, which is also my teenaged son’s birthday. Hooray for coincidences. I’m writing this blog entry while staring at cardboard boxes, both full and empty, strewn across the living room floor like dominoes filled with our stuff. It’s surreal. We have had to move a lot, for one reason or another. We’re tired of it. We are ready for it to stop. Instead, we’ll be spending our anniversary in a strange new place.

Hooray for strange new places.

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Club Med to host Yard Sale

garage-saleClub Med of FCT is hosting a multi-family yard sale to raise money for Toys for Tots and other charities for the holidays. Donations of items will be accepted for the sale on Thursday, September 29, from 1:15 pm – 5:15 pm in the HIT Classroom #1.

Please bring your boxes of donated items to Franklin Frick on Thursday.

Yard Sale

When: Saturday, October 1, 8am to 2pm

Where: Briarwood Apartments

3305 Tazewell Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918

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Club Med Welcomes Students

Welcome back students!

Club Med would like to welcome all new health information students and returning students to school this semester. We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming Club Med meetings. Club meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 1pm in Room 1.

Purpose:

The purpose of Club Med of FCT is to connect the students of Fountainhead College of Technology that are either enrolled in a medical program or interested in the medical career field, so they can have a dependable network of continuing education and support.

The specific goals of Club Med FCT are to: Create resources for the student and experienced medical professional in areas including, but not limited to, education, job search assistance, support, community involvement, mentoring new students, providing exam preparation help, and to create a network of career-minded individuals.

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Congratulations Kayla Churchman

Nurse-keyboardCongratulations to Kayla Churchman, one of our Health Information Management students. Kayla was just hired at Halls Pediatric Consultants as a medical coder. She will be taking the Certified Professional Coder exam through the AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) this month. Good luck on your exam and your new career, Kayla!

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