BMH, CCV host open houses for accelerated medical assistant program

BRATTLEBORO — Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and Community College of Vermont are launching an accelerated program to prepare qualified candidates for jobs as certified medical assistants.

Enrollment in the one-semester program will be limited to 20 participants. Classes will be held on the CCV Brattleboro campus, and all clinical aspects of the course work will be completed at the hospital.

As part of the joint initiative, BMH is providing full scholarships for eight successful applicants to the program. Scholarship recipients will have their CCV tuition covered and will be hired as medical assistants at the hospital upon successful completion of the academic program and licensure exam.

Two informational presentations about the program will be held at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital in the Brew Barry Conference Room #2.

The first one is scheduled for May 17 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., and the second will be held June 8 from 2 to 3 p.m. The public is invited to attend to learn about program details, the application process, and the eight scholarship opportunities available. Staff from the hospital and CCV, as well as current BMH Medical Assistants will be on hand to answer questions and provide technical assistance with the application process.

“This is our investment in the future of healthcare and the future of BMH,” Steven R. Gordon, BMH's President and CEO, said in a news release.

Applications for the new College to Career Program are available at Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until Aug. 1. The first class session will begin on Sept. 5. The curriculum will consist of a combination of classroom instruction at CCV and supervised clinical practice at the hospital.

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