Paving the way to health care careers for Camden students
The Rowan-Rutgers Medical Assistant Training program, launched in 2015, provides tuition-free training for selected Camden area high school seniors to enter the medical field. The Medical Assistant Training program develops a career path for Camden youth to become entry-level, front-line medical professionals that serve and support their own communities.
Students receive vocational credit through paid apprenticeships that rotate across Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Virtua Family Health Center, Cooper University Healthcare, and the Coalition. Students get real-life experience in a health care setting, train in the Coalition’s care model, and learn about the vital role that medical assistants play in primary care.
Upon graduation from high school, the students enroll in a Coalition-designed medical assistant curriculum at Camden County College with an emphasis on population health, leading to full certification as medical assistants. Upon certification, graduates of the program will be guaranteed employment with the two participating hospitals in Camden.
The Medical Assistant Training program is funded by the Rowan University/Rutgers University-Camden Board of Governors, the New Jersey Education Association, and Camden County Youth One Stop Resource Center.
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