January 19, 2018
Daryl Lagayan, one of our newest instructors here at Drake Medox College, tells us a bit about himself in this interview.
What led you to your current role as a Health Care Assistant Instructor?
I have been working in healthcare for over 7 years, and am currently an LPN serving the residents of a beautiful care home in the heart of Vancouver. Because I find my work so rewarding, I am always eager to share my experiences and knowledge with others who aspire to work in the field. It is because of this that I decided to take on a teaching assignment at Drake Medox College.
What is the best piece of advice you offer your students?
“Memorize and you will forget…understand and you will remember.”
What are some of the prevailing trends you are seeing out in the field?
Advances in technology are definitely impacting the way we conduct our day-to-day work more and more. Many sites are now equipped with Electronic MAR and IPads for charting. Even residents are becoming more technologically savvy using cell phones and Skype to communicate with their families. This really puts the onus on us as instructors to ensure that our graduates are ready to meet the ever evolving demands of their roles as Health Care Assistants.
Demand for males is particularly high in the field right now; what advice would you give to men who are considering a career as a Health Care Assistant?
I can tell you from my own personal experience that men who are making this career choice for the right reasons will find this job very rewarding. The earning potential is very good, and the opportunity to use this program as a stepping stone to other healthcare professions like nursing makes this a great choice!
What are your interests outside of your work?
I very much enjoy photography and music. I actually have a little studio in my home concentrating on portrait and child photography. I also love to take landscape and architectural photos whenever I travel. As for music, I have been playing a number of different instruments since I was about 10 years old, so this is also something I enjoy!
Check out Daryl’s bio and those of other Drake Medox College instructors by visiting our website