Achieving a goal
Kevin Rhee Class of 2014
During Kevin Rhee’s time in the U.S. Air Force, while assigned to work within a biomedical lab, he knew he wanted to become a Biomedical Lab Officer.
He joined the military after high school, and he was selected to work within the lab. The science of it was interesting to him. He decided to explore the field further, and talked to fellow clinicians at Lackland Air Force Base about where they had studied. Many suggested he explore the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.
“Everyone said good things about it,” Rhee, a 2014 graduate of the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program, recalled. Once accepted, he worked full time at a blood bank laboratory at Methodist Hospital while he studied clinical laboratory science to earn his bachelor’s of science degree.
Rhee says the School of Health Professions Clinical Laboratory Science professors gave him the skills to achieve his goal of becoming a Biomedical Lab Officer, “They gave me management skills, all the advanced courses for chemistry, microbiology, immunohematology. They gave me everything I needed to basically be a reference for others and be able to manage a lab.”