Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program2018-08-31T13:14:52+00:00

Medical Assistant
Apprenticeship Program
Information Session

Monday, August 20th at 6:00pm

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Auditorium E & F

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Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program Overview:

Do you enjoy helping people, learning, and working with a team? Would you like to make a difference every day? Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) is seeking caring individuals who are passionate about patients and committed to acquiring the knowledge and skills required to be a Medical Assistant.

Up to 20 individuals will be selected and hired by Dartmouth-Hitchcock to become Medical Assistants in our Lebanon, NH clinics. During the initial 11-week training period, participants will earn college credits and an hourly training wage. At the end of the 11-weeks apprentices will sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam and transition to a full-time role in one of our primary care or specialty clinics.

This full time hands-on training program includes both classroom and clinical training. Classes offered during the program include Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Terminology, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Introduction to Healthcare, Healthcare Documentation, Healthcare Professional Communications, Healthcare Customer Service Skills, Medical Assistant Standards & Practices, and Clinical Medical Assisting Lab.

Interested individuals are welcome to join us for an information session on Monday, August 20th at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Auditorium A from 6:00-7:30pm.

Information Session

Attributes of a Successful Medical Assistant:

  • Enjoys working with people
  • Effective communicator
  • Open-minded
  • Team player
  • Proactive
  • Thoughtful
  • Helpful
  • Courteous & Respectful

Program Timeline:

Info Session Monday, August 20th at 6:00pm
Candidate Assessment Testing
*Each candidate will register for one session
Tuesday, August 21st, Wednesday, August 22nd or Thursday, August 23rd
Interviews Tuesday, August 28th, Wednesday, August 29th, Thursday, August 30th
Candidate Notification Friday, August 31st
Program Enrollment Tuesday, September 4th
D-H General Orientation Monday, September 24th
Classroom/Skills Training Tuesday, September 25th – Friday, December 7th
Start of Apprenticeship Monday, December 10th
Download the F.A.Q.

Role of a Medical Assistant:

Medical Assistants (MAs) are valued members of the clinic care team. The MA role is fast‐paced, interesting, and is guided by patient safety in every interaction. The MA is the first person to welcome a patient to the clinic, setting the stage for a comfortable, caring experience. As an MA, you will:

  • Obtain and record patient vital signs, temperature, pulse, height, weight and blood pressure and reason for visit

  • Register and document in patient’s electronic medical record

  • Conducts hearing, vision, breathing and EKG testing
  • Assist providers in procedures
  • Perform EKGs, injections, bladder scans, diabetic foot exams

  • Provide exceptional patient experience and care

MA Spotlight: Meet Elissa

“Prior to the MA training program I’d worked in a variety of roles, from fashion catalog designer to plant specialist at a garden center. I knew I was ready for a change. I wanted a career that was challenging, fast-paced and meaningful, but I was unsure how to get my foot in the door. Now, six months into my apprenticeship in clinical and surgical dermatology, I work closely alongside two of the top providers in New England, as well as a team of other talented doctors, residents, medical students and nurses. Between the mentors I have in the clinic, my classroom instructors and classmates, and the D-H Workforce Readiness Institute team, I have all the support I need to continue learning and possibly in the future apply to a physician assistant program or medical school. This program has changed my life; it’s given me financial independence, confidence and a sense of purpose. It is satisfying knowing that what I do and how I act in my role as an MA has such a positive impact on so many people.”

Documents to upload or bring to the Information Session:

  • Current resume
  • Cover letter that outlines why you are interested in the Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program and how it aligns with your future career goals
  • 1 Professional Letter of Reference

We hope to see you at an Information Session!

If you have questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.

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