Careers at Lifespan Health System

Medical Assistant Training Program

The Workforce Solutions, Training, and Teamwork (STAT) Medical Assistant Program, in partnership with The Genesis Center or Community College of Rhode Island, features a series of free, educational training and support services for those ages 18 and older. The goal of the program is to meet industry needs by rapidly transforming a group of unemployed and underemployed entry-level Rhode Islanders into prepared, well-qualified medical assistants. Program graduates will have opportunities to secure employment and advance over time to higher levels of education and employment in the high-demand healthcare industry.

Upcoming Information Sessions

Enrollment for our September 2024 Medical Assistant Training Program is now closed. Please check back in November for updates on info sessions for our next class, anticipated to begin in February 2025.

Nursing Assistant at The Miriam Hospital

How to Register

For information about the next cohort, submit this Workforce STAT Interest Form and you will be notified by email when the next program is scheduled to begin.   

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More about the Medical Assistant Training Program

Each cohort of students complete a free program consisting of: 

  • 720 hours of classroom training and 120 hours of internship training (subject to change.)
  • AHA Basic Life Support certification.
  • Practical work experience and networking opportunities to prepare for a successful future career in health care. 
  • Structured work-readiness training and workshops to build employability skills. 
  • The possibility of employment upon successful completion of the program.
  • Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to sit for the National CCMA exam. 

Job Responsibilities

The program will train students to:

  • Assist in medical procedures.
  • Use medical terminology and applying clinical skills.
  • Conduct clerical and administrative procedures, including reception and scheduling.
  • Create electronic charting. 
  • Perform clinical testing. 
  • Perform basic pharmacology. 
  • Follow HIPAA regulations.
  • Perform first aid. 
  • Obtain a CPR certification.

Program Completion Requirements      

Students should note that:

  • Attendance is mandatory. Any missed clinical time will need to be made up before certificate is awarded.
  • A certificate will be awarded to those candidates who have successfully completed the program.

Hear from a Medical Assistant

“What I enjoyed most about the program was the friendly environment. I always felt comfortable to ask questions. Everyone was always willing to help. My favorite part of the job is that it’s something new every day – new faces, new cases. You can never get bored because there’s so much to do and so many new things to learn. What I would say to someone considering this program would be to go for it and make it the best experience possible. You’ll have a team of people constantly cheering you on and helping you throughout the whole program. It’s what you make of it. Use all the resources provided to your advantage and become your best self!”