Veteran Laboratory Supervisor of GCM Reflects on Years of Dedicated Service

Veteran Laboratory Supervisor of GCM Reflects on Years of Dedicated Service

June 14, 2024



By : Ryan Russell Garcia

Veteran Laboratory Supervisor of GCM Reflects on Years of Dedicated Service Mrs. Mary Josette Ecarma has served as a cornerstone of the GCM community for more than 25 years. She works as the Laboratory Supervisor for the laboratory facilities here in the institution and is affectionately referred to as Ma'am Josette by students and colleagues. Throughout her long career, she has seen students progress from humble beginnings to licensed experts ready to heal.

Mrs. Ecarma was interviewed to get an insight on her long-standing dedication, during which she shared her experiences and comments on her time with GCM. Here are the five questions she was asked to understand what goes on behind the long time of service:

1. Can you share a story about a time when you made a significant difference in a student’s life?

A: Based on my experiences before, I gave the students the encouragement to be resourceful as the way things were done before are different compared to how things are now. I encouraged the students to adapt to the changing world and be ready for the challenges.

2. What was the most rewarding part of your job over the years, and how has your connection with the students and staff evolved?

A: Seeing the students grow from being aspirants to successful doctors in the field of medicine. Seeing the campus grow into the institution it is now by seeing the facilities improve and the students from different backgrounds all sharing common goals. I have seen many people come and go serving as life-lessons.

3. Are there any particular moments or interactions with students that stand out to you as memorable or heartwarming?

A: There was this one moment where a student was having trouble with a microscope. I tried to assist in correcting the error only to find out that he was just joking as he never inserted a slide into the microscope. We shared a laugh, the said person is now a doctor.

4. How do you balance the demands of your role with taking care of your own well-being, and what keeps you motivated and passionate about your work?

A: I go out with my friends and family to balance between my work and my personal life.

5. What do you love most about the GCM community, and how has being a part of it influenced your perspective on healthcare and education?

A: Being a MedTech for over fifteen years and getting to share my knowledge in the profession while students progress in the field of medicine. This encourages me to make a difference the best way I can for GCM.

Mrs. Ecarma's accounts represent the heart & soul that she has invested in GCM over the course of her career. Her dedication to encouraging the growth and development of future medical professionals has left a lasting impression on the institution.