Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

In 1958/59, twenty-nine women enrolled in the new Medical Assistants Program, designed to prepare students for work in a doctor’s office, either as a receptionist-secretary or as a doctor’s assistant. Students attended classes four hours a day and spent five hours a week for one semester in the offices of local doctors for firsthand experience. In this shot, Mrs. Dorothy Buckley (left), head of the program, demonstrates laboratory analysis. The Nursing, Dental and Medical Assistant programs remained on the FJC campus until they were transferred to Cypress College in the 1960s.
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