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Pursued Goal to Work in Medicine by Attending College Straight from High School

Madeline Krocak
2017, Associate of Science in Radiation Therapy
Argosy University, Twin Cities
Float Radiation Therapist, Radiation Therapy Center at Fairview Southdale

“I felt that everyone I had the pleasure of working with directly cared about me and my educational experience. I would highly recommend Argosy University to anyone who has a dream and the courage to chase after it.”

Pursued Goal to Work in Medicine by Attending College Straight from High School

Madeline Krocak was motivated to succeed by her program chair at Argosy University. “I had every resource to succeed, making my transition from high school to college very easy,” she said. Argosy University’s small size and friendly community appealed to Krocak. “Everyone’s top priority was their education.”

Krocak explained that her instructors were passionate about their work—and passed that enthusiasm on to students. “We were so excited about the field of work we would soon be entering,” she stated. “I felt that everyone I had the pleasure of working with directly cared about me and my educational experience. I would highly recommend Argosy University to anyone who has a dream and the courage to chase after it.”

She advised current high school students to hit the ground running. While college was challenging, she used available resources to complete her degree on time. “I lived in the library studying,” she stated. “Career resources holds great seminars that will educate you on interviewing and general career searching, so I definitely utilized the professionals in that department as well. I was in contact with my instructors every day—they were so willing to help.”

Her current job at the Radiation Therapy Center at Fairview Southdale allows her to see the same patients each day, building personal connections. “I can see the difference it makes in my patients lives when I come into work every day with a smile,” she said. “It’s incredibly rewarding.” Krocak moves between nine different clinics in the Twin Cities area. “It’s extremely challenging walking into a new clinic every day, but I love how it keeps me on my toes. Each day is a new adventure.”

Her biggest challenge is the emotional connection with patients—seeing their ups and downs. “Oncology is a tough field to be in, but the difference you can make in patients’ lives is easily the most rewarding thing I've ever been a part of,” she said. Additionally, working in different locations means she needs to know each doctor’s preferences. She overcomes these difficulties by relying on the foundation her education provided. “Argosy University’s curriculum is tough! But passing boards was a breeze compared to what we were tested on in class, so I'm very thankful in that regard. Even more so, the passion that I saw every day in my instructors made me incredibly excited to become a radiation therapist. I enjoyed going to class because I knew my instructors were giving their all to help us succeed.”

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