05 April 2012

Sindecuse Health Center at Western Michigan University-Those Thursday Places

Sindecuse Health Center, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

I spent many hours, at least ten hours a week, at the Health Center on the campus of Western Michigan University(WMU) in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  I entered WMU in the fall of 1975 fully believing I was going to graduate with a degree in Medical Technology.  Little did I know I would have to take chemistry for 8 semesters.  Chemistry was not my friend. 
Since I had declared a major in Medical Technology I was happy when there was an opening in the lab and x-ray department at the health center.  I was granted work study at Western and this seemed like the perfect fit.  Although, I changed my major to Home Economics and Health Education I kept my health center job for four years. 
The lab and x-ray department was in the basement of the health center.  I learned so much during this job.  I drew blood, ran pregnancy tests, did throat cultures, cleaned test tubes, and a few other menial tasks in the lab.  In x-ray, I developed the x-rays.

I had great people to work with and didn't mind going to work.  It's too bad chemistry got the best of me because I think I would have made a good medical technologist.

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