The American College of Clinical Engineering offers many benefits to the profession. For a young professional like me, it has made it possible to have a fulfilling career full of learning from seasoned, young, and new clinical engineers and also to build a great circle of support.
I had the privilege to learn about ACCE as a biomedical engineering student in Bangalore, India from Dr. Purna Prasad, and of course, Dr. Malcolm Ridgway - many chapters I studied in my courses were either written by him or referenced his work among the many ACCE Founding Members.
I was fortunate to be an ACCE member a few years ago. Over these last few years, many ACCE members have mentored me and inspired me to learn, to serve, and to build innovative patient care solutions. I had the honor of serving as a Board Member-at-Large last year and now, as the ACCE Secretary.
The friendships you build through ACCE and its very passionate community will go a long way in building a fulfiling career and great circle of support.