UCLA graduate Adam Enomoto is a Medical Assistant at Pacific Head and Neck of the Pacific Neuroscience Institute. During Adam’s senior year in college, his fraternity Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) gave their annual charitable donation to PNI for cancer research and treatment. (Read Story) Shortly after the ZBT donation was received, Adam started working for our ENT clinics at PNI.
Adam was diagnosed with germinoma in the pituitary gland, and pineal gland. He went through chemotherapy and radiation. He felt inclined to donate to PNI without knowing that he would eventually pursue a career here. However, after his diagnosis he first handedly knew what it was like to be a patient and offers a unique perspective on patient care. Now that Adam has been a Medical Assistant for over a year, he says,
“I make sure I show patients every ounce of respect and care that I can. I understand a lot of what it’s like to be a patient as I have been a patient for nearly half of my life.”
Although he is still exploring his options in the medical field, he is excited to keep growing. Adams long term goal is to make an impact in patient care and to help improve access to healthcare resources.
Adam is reminded to be grateful for all that we have in our lives. Since Thanksgiving is coming up, Adam says,
“It’s been an incredible experience working with all the different patients, providers, and caregivers. I have grown so much in the role. I feel a wave of gratitude over me for everything I’ve learned, and every ounce of effort people have put into having trained me to be the Medical Assistant I am today… It feels right giving back to patients who are going through something similar as me.”
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