Published on September 07, 2021

MidMichigan Partnering with Mid Michigan College to Train Phlebotomists

MidMichigan Health is offering a new training opportunity for individuals interested in becoming a phlebotomist. In collaboration with Mid Michigan College, beginning Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena will host a nine-week Mid Michigan College Phlebotomy Short-Term Training program.

Phlebotomists are responsible for drawing blood, distributing samples to proper departments and preparing samples for diagnostic testing. Upon completion of the training program, students will be offered a part-time or full-time position as a phlebotomist at MidMichigan Health. With a two-year commitment, students will be reimbursed for all costs of the short-term training program, including tuition, fees and course materials.

“Phlebotomists are an important part of our health care team,” said Colleen Markel, M.S.N., R.N., S.H.R.M.-C.P., director of talent acquisition and workforce development, MidMichigan Health. “We’re excited about partnering with Mid Michigan College to offer this unique opportunity to students, to help us fill a need in our health care system. The program will consist of traditional classroom instruction, combined with hands-on experience at one of MidMichigan’s labs.”

The Phlebotomy Short-Term Training Program at Mid Michigan College is one of three programs in the state of Michigan accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

Those who are interested in registering for the program may visit