Professor (Medical Assisting Department)
Ritu Malhotra completed her Medical School and achieved her MD degree from
India in 2001. She was running a successful medical practice in India for four
years before immigrating to the Unites States. She has been an adult educator
for the past 13 years now. Her background includes clinical practice, nursing
supervision and hospital management, program implementation and development.
She is interested in studying the impact of migration and acculturation on the
health of immigrant populations. Regarding her teaching philosophy, Dr Malhotra
believes in, “Hands-on, guided practice and repetition is key to effective
learning in the medical field. Everyone can learn with the right guidance and
given the right opportunity. The students are the best part of my job.”
Why did you choose to work at Cañada College?
Being a dedicated adult educator, counselor and
student/patient advocate. I felt the need to reach out and contribute to the
community. They say, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for one day, teach him
how to fish and you feed him for a life time.” I wanted to bring in my
experiences and skill to the adult learners at Cañada College so that I could
help them and assist them in achieving their career paths and goals.
What so you enjoy about Cañada College?
The students and their eagerness to learn.
Who is your hero?
My father. He is my inspiration.
What do you think is the biggest challenge to
Time management and balancing adult
responsibilities with student life.
What is your favorite song to sing at karaoke?
“I Believe I Can Fly” by R. Kelly.