Meet Ross Instructor: Angela Kosmo

Meet Angela Kosmo, one of Ross’ Lead Dental Assisting Instructors!

Three lessons you’ve learned-

1. Personally I have learned to not take time for granted and to do whatever it is that makes you happy. A small back story to this is I was diagnosed with Invasive Breast Cancer a couple of years ago. I was 42 at the time and had a 5 year old son. Prior to my diagnosis, I think I took time for granted. I now realize just how precious it is. I also make sure I fully enjoy life everyday, no matter what challenges I may encounter. Each day I allow myself to laugh and I try to have a positive outlook on everything.

2. Professionally, I have learned that being teachable even after all of these years in my field is one of the most important qualities one can have.

3. Personally and professionally, I have learned that being open and willing to grow from mistakes is key in life.

Three tips on how to succeed in the medical field –

1. Have compassion and empathy for others

2. Be willing to listen and learn

3. Have a positive outlook

A few things you wish you knew before going into the medical field –

I wish someone would have told me about the hurdles that they had to overcome. Oftentimes, you just hear of the victories, but I think the hurdles are important too. There are lessons to be learned there. In my opinion it’s beneficial to know all of the facts, good and bad. When I tell others about this career, I tell them that it’s a great field to be in, but I will also let them know that there will be bumps in the road.

What do you do at Ross and how long have you been here?

I am a Lead Dental Assisting Instructor and Full Time Faculty. I have been with Ross for seven years.

Fun fact about you –

I am a huge prankster and jokester. I love to laugh and even more so love to make others laugh. I’m witty, at least I think so. I would do stand up comedy if I had the chance.

Memorable moment –

I know this may be an odd one but looking back it was a beautiful moment. As I was going through my chemo treatments, I became very ill and night time was the worst. My 5 year old son would not go back to bed if I was up sick, he would sit in the hallway until I was well enough to lay back down. I would assure him I was fine but he insisted on waiting. I felt horrible as a mother during that time, being so sick and feeling like he wasn’t getting the attention that he deserved. Now I realize how truly blessed I am, I have raised him to have compassion and truly feel for others.

Advice for students –

For the current and future students, I would like you to know what an amazing career this is. It’s rewarding and exciting. You get to experience something new everyday. I always say if it was not a great career I would not still be in it 27 years later. I had mentors along the way and I love that I can now be that for you. I want you to succeed and I am here to help you make that happen.

Medical Assistant Program offered at these campus locations:
  • Huntsville
  • Quad Cities
  • Evansville
  • Fort Wayne
  • Granger
  • Kokomo
  • Lafayette
  • Muncie
  • Bowling Green
  • Erlanger
  • Hopkinsville
  • Owensboro
  • Ann Arbor
  • Battle Creek
  • Brighton
  • Canton (MI)
  • Davison
  • Flint
  • Grand Rapids
  • Kalamazoo
  • Kentwood
  • Lansing
  • Madison Heights
  • Midland
  • Muskegon
  • New Baltimore
  • Port Huron
  • Saginaw
  • Taylor
  • Cincinnati
  • Dayton
  • Elyria
  • Mansfield
  • Niles
  • Canton (OH)
  • Sylvania
  • Johnson City
  • Knoxville
  • Charleston
  • Morgantown
Dental Assistant Program offered at these campus locations:
  • Huntsville
  • Evansville
  • Fort Wayne
  • Granger
  • Kokomo
  • Lafayette
  • Muncie
  • Erlanger
  • Owensboro
  • Ann Arbor
  • Brighton
  • Canton (MI)
  • Davison
  • Flint
  • Grand Rapids
  • Kalamazoo
  • Kentwood
  • Lansing
  • Madison Heights
  • New Baltimore
  • Muskegon
  • Saginaw
  • Cincinnati
  • Dayton
  • Elyria
  • Niles
  • Johnson City
  • Knoxville
  • Charleston
  • Morgantown
Veterinary Assistant Program offered at these campus locations:
  • Huntsville
  • Erlanger
  • Canton
  • Kalamazoo
  • Madison Heights
  • New Baltimore
Pharmacy Technician Program offered at these campus locations:
  • Huntsville
  • Evansville
  • Fort Wayne
  • Granger
  • Muncie
  • Bowling Green
  • Brighton
  • Davison
  • Kalamazoo
  • Kentwood
  • Lansing
  • Madison Heights
  • Saginaw
  • Cincinnati
  • Mansfield
  • Johnson City
  • Charleston
Nursing Assistant Program offered at these campus locations:
  • Grand Rapids
  • Kalamazoo
  • Midland
Medical Insurance Billing & Office Administration Program offered at these campus locations:
  • Huntsville
  • Evansville
  • Fort Wayne
  • Granger
  • Kokomo
  • Lafayette
  • Muncie
  • Bowling Green
  • Erlanger
  • Owensboro
  • Ann Arbor
  • Brighton
  • Canton (MI)
  • Davison
  • Flint
  • Grand Rapids
  • Kalamazoo
  • Kentwood
  • Lansing
  • Madison Heights
  • New Baltimore
  • Port Huron
  • Muskegon
  • Saginaw
  • Taylor
  • Cincinnati
  • Dayton
  • Elyria
  • Niles
  • Mansfield
  • Johnson City
  • Knoxville
  • Charleston
  • Morgantown
Occupational Therapy Assistant Program offered at these campus locations:
  • Hopkinsville
  • Quad Cities
Nursing Program offered at these campus locations:
  • Canton (OH)
Practical Nursing Program offered at these campus locations:
  • Canton (OH)
Veterinary Technology Program offered at these campus locations:
  • Canton (OH)
Business Management Program offered at these campus locations:
  • Hopkinsville, KY
Medical Assistant Associate of Applied Science Degree online program
Health Care Administration Associate Degree online program
Human, Social, and Health Services Associate of Applied Science Degree online program
Medical Billing Administrative Specialist Associate Degree online program
Medical Office Administration Certificate Program online program