Dr. Hargrove: Helping You Find the Prescription for Success
ORT College is truly the place to be…the reason the medical programs are so successful is because of teamwork. The staff, medical/pharmacy faculty and ancillary departments all believe in ORT’s vision and mission. From day one the medical/pharmacy faculty get involved and work together to make sure each student has the tools necessary for success and graduation.
When you want to take the next step in your clinical medical education, it’s good to know we have passionate, dedicated faculty and staff ready to help and guide you. This week we’re shining a spotlight on another member of ORT College.
From Medical Assistant Teacher to Director
Dr. Hargrove is the Medical Education Director for the medical departments of both our Los Angeles and Van Nuys campuses. She’s always looking to keep the Medical Programs growing and on the cutting edge.
Her first position at ORT was in 2002 as a teacher in the Medical Assistant diploma program and a planner for the Pharmacy Technician program.
In fact, Dr. Hargrove has been teaching medicine ever since she earned her M.D. from Ross University. She has lectured at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and Bryman College, among others.
Dr. Hargrove also put her talents to use in school offices, helping make medical programs the best they can be. She’s had job titles like Director of Education, Campus Director, Program Director, and even Campus President!
With so much medical classroom and managerial experience, it’s easy to see why Dr. Hargrove, or Dr. H, is so popular at ORT! And Joseph Neman, LA ORT’s Director, agrees:
“Dr. Hargrove is a consummate professional, always on top of her game, supporting her students and teaching staff, prioritizing quality education for all students and leading them towards future success. And she does it all with a winning smile.
It All Starts With a Helping Hand
Just as she wants to guide new students into successful medical careers, Dr. H’s career in medicine began with the support of others. Her mother was a teacher and worked nights as a housekeeping supervisor, but she still found the time to encourage her daughter’s interests by giving her medical journals.
One day, Dr. H was helping to clean a medical center library when she met Dr. Michael Taradash whom would mentor her all the way from undergrad and pre-med through her graduation from medical school. Currently, Dr. H is completing her 4th degree, a Master’s in Healthcare Administration.
Cultivating Bright Minds and More
Dr. H has many interests outside of school as well! In her free time, she loves traveling with her husband and two children, cooking up delicious dishes, and tending to her garden.
ORT College offers an Associate’s Degree in Medical Office Management and Diplomas in Medical Assistant or Pharmacy Technician. Our expert staff and faculty work hard every day to prepare students for a bright future. We’re proud to say that our medical department has an 86% job placement rate!
As our Medical Education Director, Dr. H has helped make our school, and our medical degree and diploma programs, better than ever. And we want you to be a part of it! Contact us today to learn more about how Dr. Hargrove and ORT College can help you!