BMH and CCV host open houses for accelerated medical assistant program

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BMH and CCV host open houses for accelerated medical assistant program

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 4:20am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) and Community College of Vermont (CCV) are partnering again for an accelerated program to prepare qualified candidates for jobs as Certified Medical Assistants. Enrollment in the one semester program will be limited to twenty participants. Classes will be held on the CCV Brattleboro campus, and all clinical aspects of the course work will be completed at BMH. As part of the joint initiative, BMH is providing full scholarships for eight successful applicants. Scholarship recipients will have their CCV tuition covered and will be hired as Medical Assistants at BMH upon successful completion of the academic program and certification exam.

Informational presentations about the program will be held at BMH in the Brew Barry Conference Room #2.  Upcoming sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, May 22, 3:30-5:00 PM, and Tuesday, June 18 11:30 AM-1:00 PM.  The public is invited to attend to learn about program details, the application process, and available scholarship opportunities. Staff from BMH 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 program represents an important investment in the future of healthcare and the future of BMH,” says Steven R. Gordon, BMH’s President and CEO. “We are excited to partner with CCV for a fourth year for this successful education and employment program."

Applications for the new College to Career Program are available at  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until Monday, July 15.  The first session of classes will begin on September 3, 2019. The curriculum will consist of a combination of classroom instruction at CCV and supervised clinical practice at BMH.

“It’s great to see two important Brattleboro institutions consistently coming together to make our community stronger,” says Tapp Barnhill, CCV’s Executive Director of Academic Centers.  “This strong collaboration between CCV and BMH will take participants directly from the classroom to the workplace and is successfully building solid local careers.” 

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital

Founded in 1904, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) is a licensed, 61-bed, not-for-profit community hospital located in southeastern Vermont, serving a rural population of about 55,000 people in 22 towns in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The BMH medical staff includes board-certified providers in primary care and many other specialties, with a shared mission of providing exceptional health care delivered with compassion and respect. The Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Health System includes the BMH Medical Group, a multispecialty group practice of primary care and specialty care physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Over 110 active volunteers assist BMH’s 600 employees in caring for our community.

Community College of Vermont

CCV is Vermont’s second largest college, serving over 6,000 students each semester.  With 12 locations and extensive online learning options, students don’t have to travel far from their communities to access CCV’s degree and certificate programs, workforce, secondary and continuing education opportunities, and academic and veterans support services.