OTech has established the so-called Paul Gihring Scholarship fund to sponsor students who would like to use the OTech training resources but can't afford that because of financial hardship.
Who is Paul Gihring?
Paul Gihring was one of our early DICOM hands-on instructors/consultants who found a home at OTech after retiring early from a distinguished and successful engineering career at GE medical, most recently its Nuclear Medicine division. He touched many people and students in his life and passed away early in his second career as a family man and teacher. He is remembered and missed by his survivors. This scholarship fund is established in his name.
Who can apply for the scholarship?
Anyone can apply for the scholarship that has a financial hardship and trouble paying for the training materials and/or class fees. Examples of people who typically apply are: people who are unemployed and looking for a career change, students coming straight out of school and who lack the specialized knowledge or certification to get considered for an entry level job, professionals working in emerging and developing countries where there is no budget available for any training, people working at an institution or company which is not willing to sponsor and/or pay for the tuition.
What does the scholarship cover?
The scholarship covers any of the OTech training classes and/or materials and corresponding fees for 3rd party certification exams. If scholarships for multiple classes are requested, the applicant will only be able to get access to the next level if the prior level has been achieved. For example, imagine an IT professional who wants to get EMR certified to get an opportunity to get a job in the healthcare field. He or she will pursue first the CPAS training and certification and after successfully passing, get access to the CPEMS training and certification.
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Advanced PACS, DICOM, HL7 Troubleshooting
Fundamentals of Clinical and IT (PARCA CPAS)
PACS System Administration
Comprehensive HL7 (V2)
CDA IN A DAY (HL7 V3)
Certified EMR Administrator Training
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