After attending Tarleton State University for a year and a half, Eric started his medical career at Career Point College where he became a Registered Medical Assistant. In 1999 he was hired after finishing his clinical rotations at United Medical Centers in his home town in Eagle Pass.
During his almost ten years as a RMA at UMC he learned new skills that helped him advance in the organization becoming the technical coordinator for all medical equipment and a CPR instructor. After helping his wife complete her studies as an LVN at Southwest Texas Junior College, it was now his opportunity to continue his education.
Shortly after obtaining his LVN from SWTJC he returned to UMC as the pediatric charge nurse for the next three years before being assigned as the Clinical EHR Specialist to the IS Department where he currently utilizes his knowledge and experiences to support, set up, and to train clinical staff on the EHR system. Eric has always credited his success at UMC to knowledgeable health care providers and supervisors that were patient and willing share their knowledge, and take time to train staff like him.