BV Derm Medical Assistant Success Story

Victoria Vorwald served on our BV Derm team as a medical assistant for just over one year before returning to school to complete the prerequisites necessary for medical school. She was accepted to the University of Colorado School of Medicine and will begin her studies in July 2020 with an expected graduation date of 2024. We are proud to have been a part of her progression.

Q What is the most important thing you learned during your time as a MA?

As a medical assistant, I learned how important it is to effectively communicate with and educate patients. Medical terminology can be confusing and diagnoses can be difficult to hear and understand. Working at BV Derm taught me that meeting patients with empathy and respect is critical to quality healthcare.

Q What made you want to go back to school at this point in your life?

I have been working to apply to medical school for several years. During that time, I wanted to gain valuable experience by working directly with patients and various healthcare providers so I could be the best version of myself before applying!

Q Have you always wanted to be a physician, or did this career path evolve over time?

Wanting to become a physician evolved over time and mostly occurred after I graduated from college. After I started working with patients and physicians, I realized this profession was my ideal way of giving back to my community.

Q Do you have any memories you’d like to share about your time with BV Derm?

Many of the memories I cherish from BV Derm include working with the medical assistants and staff members. Everyone here is dedicated to serving the patients, as well as serving each other. Since the medical assistants all hope to pursue further education, we are able to support one another throughout our journey.

Q What did you learn from the team at BV Derm?

Working with Dr. Leddon, Dr. Gallagher, and Ryan Bird taught me the importance of delivering compassionate, high-quality care to patients, gathering detailed information to effectively understand and communicate with patients, and giving back to future generations who hope to someday become physicians and physician assistants.

Q What inspires you?

In healthcare, we have an incredible opportunity to treat people with kindness and compassion during their worst days. Seeing patients leave the clinic better than when they arrived is what inspires me.

Q What challenges do you think you will face in the next few years?

Transitioning from my current position as a researcher to being a full-time medical student and the accompanying learning curve. I am looking forward to the challenge!

Please join us in wishing Victoria the best in her medical career!


Medical Assistants at BV Derm

Many of our Medical Assistants have used their experience at BV Derm to launch successfully into medical school, physician assistant programs and nursing school. If you’re a college graduate with a degree in science, you can gain valuable experience as a Medical Assistant in our thriving medical practice. Consider the benefits of working here:
  • Leading Dermatology Practice in Lafayette, Boulder & Brighton
  • Board-Certified Dermatologists
  • Medical, Surgical and Cosmetic Clinics
  • Treating Patients of Every Age
  • Innovative and Principled
  • Competitive Compensation & Scheduling
If you’re interested in our practice, please contact our Practice Manager Jeanette Marquess at 303-604-1444.