MEDICAL ASSISTANT TRAINING Program
Residency Program Coordinator
HealthLinc, in partnership with the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA), is helping to expand access to health care by training its future leaders in the healthcare community. Students who join HealthLinc’s Medical Assistant Training Program gain hands-on learning and experience in our primary care clinics throughout northern Indiana. They receive the knowledge needed to advance their future with a guaranteed job during and after the program.
- To provide educational opportunities for career advancement in the medical assisting field
- Enable graduates to gain the competencies, skills, productivity, and knowledge to assist as an entry-level medical assisting professional
- Offer debt-free education through an accredited medical assisting training program (Note: book and supply fees are deducted from pay)
- Increase the number of certified medical assistants within the HealthLinc organization as well as our communities
- 8-month program with online learning and on-site experience, totaling 240 externship hours across four terms
- Online work is estimated at 15-25 hours per week, depending on each student’s pace
- 12 hours a week of on-site clinical experience at a HealthLinc clinic
- 2-4 hours weekly or semi-monthly skills practice at our new Corpoate Training Center with a HealthLinc skills coach
- 1 hour per week of National Synchronous Session and Huddles with NIMAA instructor and skills coach, typically via online interactive discussions
- 4 interactive weeks with no clinical hours used for student case studies
- Preparation for Medical Assistant Certification
- 18 years of age and older
- Valid proof of identification
- Reliable transportation to training and clinics
- A high school diploma, General Education Development (GED) certificate, or equivalent
- Proficient in verbal and written English
- Must be able to work part-time (maximum of 24 hours) as a patient service representative (PSR), phone operator, or scheduler while completing the NIMAA program
Application deadline for the 2020-2021 HealthLinc NIMAA Cohort: April 1, 2020
- Complete a five-question online pre-screening interview
- Complete application by choosing Medical Assistant Program Trainee on our career page
- Participate in a phone interview with NIMAA admissions team
- Attend an in-person interview with HealthLinc’s residency coordinator, site director, and skills coach
- Complete externship interview questions
- Pass pre-employment drug screening and background check
- Application fee: $25 (non-refundable) paid by HealthLinc
Note: The application fee will only be charged once NIMAA has confirmed externship locations in your state. Payment of the application fee must be received before you can advance to the next stage of the admissions process (phone interview).
- Tuition: $6,000 paid by HealthLinc
- Program fees (includes all textbooks, equipment required, CPR certification, immunizations needed, cost of practice and final national certification examination): $760 paid by HealthLinc employee (payroll deduction of $25 per paycheck)
- $6,785 value at a cost of $760 to the student
Specific questions about the Medical Assistant Training Program should be addressed to the residency program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 219-413-5100, Ext. 2904.
I worked for 17 years in different areas of the healthcare field and obtained a degree online. Still wanting to go further, without the funds to cover it, HealthLinc gave me an option when I didn’t see one. The HealthLinc Medical Assistant Training Program gives you an option to still have income coming in while studying to become something greater. Exceptional preceptors and supporting staff make the experience even more memorable. I recommend this program for anyone trying to get a foot into the healthcare industry and wanting to find a great family to become a part of.
I am a student with the HealthLinc Medical Assistant Training Program and I am forever grateful to HealthLinc for letting me be a part of this program. I want to say a huge thank you to Michael Glorioso and Brenda Riley for being our guiding light in this program. My preceptor, Amanda Kehoe, has been by my side every step of the way, showing me how to become an amazing medical assistant. My family, loving husband and four children have given me the love and support I need to make it through the program.
I decided to join the HealthLinc Medical Assistant Training Program because it would allow me to go to school and work at the same time without the worry of cost. During my time with the program I have learned a lot and have met a lot of great people. I’m very thankful for how helpful HealthLinc ‘s staff, my skills coach Brenda and coordinator Michael has been throughout the program.