Memorial Hospital and White Mountain Community College partner to create Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program

Pictured here are Memorial's incoming MA students with two members of the clinical team. (Back row, from left): Marta Ramsey, RN, Clinical Educator; Sherri Spittle; Jennifer Tozier; Sam Dickinson; Alyssa Rosa and Charles Thagouras. (Front row, from left) Jessica Hill; Kristin Hatch; Jade Danforth and Betsy Koplin, RN, Clinical Manager. (COURTESY PHOTO)

CONWAY — Memorial Hospital recently welcomed eight new medical assistant students. The students are participating in the hospital’s first-ever medical assistant apprenticeship program, in partnership with White Mountains Community College.

Tuition and fees for the program are funded by proceeds from Memorial’s 2020 golf tournament, plus grants from Citizens Bank.

Students will participate in a credit-bearing apprenticeship program, aimed at filling open positions at Memorial’s primary care practices.

They will also rotate through the hospital’s specialty care offices, as they spend two days in the classroom at WMCC, with a third day allotted toward studying, and two days on-site at Memorial. Upon completion of the nine-month program, students will be certified medical assistants at Memorial Hospital.

To learn more about medical assistant positions at Memorial Hospital, contact Beth Carpenter at emcarpente@mainehealth.org or (603) 356-4939. To learn more about WMCC’s medical assistant certificate program, contact Tamara Roberge at troberge@ccssnh.edu, (603) 342-3062 or go to wmcc.edu.

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