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Laura Guroian

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1. What is your Name, current position, Title, and work place?  
Laura Guroian Cardiac Sonographer Level 2 Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago Il
2. What was your background before you entered the program?  
BA Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA. MA Exercise Physiology/Cardiac Rehabilitation, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
3. How did the program prepare you to work in the field of cardiac ultrasound?  
My experience in the job market speaks volumes about Richie Palma’s program at St Francis Hospital. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, posted a job listing for a sonographer II position with at least 5 years experience. I applied for this position before graduation. Northwestern invited me for an interview on the strength of my resume and following an exhaustive vetting session, I was offered the position. I started at Northwestern on Nov. 7, 2009, weeks after graduation. Furthermore, the scholastic education/training and real workplace internship I received from Richie’s program allowed me to hit the ground running and I have been learning and growing my skills on the job at Northwestern ever since! I succeeded in a position where many others with years of experience had failed. Thank you Richie!


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