Medical Assistant
Apprenticeship Program
Information Sessions

Lebanon Program Information Session:
Monday January 25, 2021
Times: TBD

Keene Program Information Session:
Tuesday January 26, 2021
Times: TBD

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Due to the current State of Emergency around the COVID-19 Health Advisory, dates/times are subject to change based on guidance provided to us through the national, state, and D-H Leadership. We will update information on our website with any revised program dates, information sessions, and newly scheduled programs throughout this time. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. Stay healthy and safe – The Workforce Readiness Team

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? Are you interested in having the opportunity to earn while you learn? Dartmouth-Hitchcock Workforce Readiness Institute is looking for motivated individuals for the Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Training Program.

Candidates will be selected and hired by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health to become Medical Assistants working in our Lebanon area clinics. An additional cohort will be selected and hired by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health to become Medical Assistants working in our Keene area clinics. During the 11-week training period, participants will earn college credits and an hourly training wage. At the end of the 11-week training individuals will sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam.

This full-time, hands-on training program includes both classroom and clinical training. Classes offered during the program include: Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Terminology, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Clinical Medical Assisting with Lab, and Healthcare Communications.

We encourage all interested candidates to register and attend the information session!

Information Session

Program Timeline:

Lebanon Program Keene Program
Information Session January 25th
Times & Location: TBD
January 26th
Times & Location: TBD
Assessment Testing January 27th & 28th January 27th & 28th
Interviews February 2nd & February 3rd February 3rd & February 4th
Program Enrollment February 9th February 10th
Orientation March 8th March 8th
Classroom/Skills Training March 8th – May 21st March 9th – May 21st
Apprenticeship Start May 24th May 24th
Download the F.A.Q.

Attributes of a Successful Medical Assistant:

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

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, blood pressure and a reason for visit

  • Register and document patient’s electronic medical record

  • Conduct hearing, vision, breathing and EKG testing

  • Assist providers in procedures
  • Perform 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.”

Application Packages Include:

  • 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
  • Professional Letter of Recommendation

We hope to see you at an Information Session!

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

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