Sanford Brown Insitute - Landover Campus, Medical Assistant Program ripped me off! I have been unable to graduate because there was no follow-up with one of the doctors I was on externship with.
The first doctor I was assigned to for externship was verbally abusive, had me performing work not related to my clinical and classwork, such as vacuuming floors and emptying garbage cans.
When I complained to Mrs. Dearing, Externship Coordinator at Sanford Brown Institute, she pretended to understand and told me to hold on. After three days with this abusive doctor, I told her I could not go back to his office because of the abuse. Mrs. Dearing then assigned me to a second doctor who was more professional and I then went on to complete my externship with this doctor. Or so I thought. I found out two months after I thought I had graduated that Sanford Brown has me listed as withdrawn and never actually graduating.
Every time I call Mrs. Dearing or the recently installed President, Mrs. Greta Bonaparte, to complain about not being credited for the externship I completed for 3 days with the abusive doctor, they say that because he never submitted timesheets for my three days or work, I cannot graduate.
Originally, Mrs. Dearing said that the first doctor only later submitted timesheets for two days instead of three. She and the former President indicated that she would sign off on my other eight hours because they were aware the doctor did not send in the last timesheet. Now, three or four months later, they are saying I never completed any hours with the first doctor although I have documentaton to the contrary.
One day when I speak with Mrs. Dearing and President Bonaparte, they claim I owe eight hours on my externship because of the doctor's lack of cooperation and the next day, they claim I owe 30 hours, and the next day they claim I owe two weeks.
This lack of monitoring of their students by Sanford Brown Institute in Landover while their students are on externship has caused me financial hardship because I cannot get my certification, graduation certificate or a job. A whole year of strugging financially to complete all my classes and externship and to now be denied graduation status because they did not follow-up and help me out during externship.
Wilmington, North Carolina