MidMichigan Offering Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program
MidMichigan Health is now accepting applications for its new Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program, beginning in the fall of 2021. During the program, students will be employed full-time, with benefits, at MidMichigan, in addition to taking college courses. The program is fully funded, with no cost to students, through MidMichigan Health, MichiganWorks! and various grants.
Medical assistants can perform EKGs, draw and prepare blood samples, take vital signs, schedule appointments, process billing and assist physicians in surgical procedures.
“We are excited to offer this unique program that combines on-the-job training with college courses,” said Paul Berg, M.D., president, MidMichigan Physicians Group. “Students in the program will gain not only their medical assistant certification, but valuable, real-world work experience that will benefit them as they begin or further their health care career at MidMichigan Health.”
In the program, which is accredited through the Michigan Community College Consortium, students will receive 39 credits toward their associate’s degree. The program lasts a total of 32 weeks, during which students will participate in three days of virtual instruction and two days of lab training, which will take place at a MidMichigan Physicians Group practice.
After completing the program, students will be eligible to take the American Association of Medical Assistant Certification Exam, and upon passing, will be registered medical assistants.
Students interested in participating in the Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program can apply at www.midmichigan.org/maprogram. After acceptance into the program, individuals must enroll in the program through MidMichigan Community College. The enrollment deadline is July 31, 2021, program orientation is August 9, 2021, and the program begins on August 24, 2021.