Physical Inactivity Effects

According to WebMD physical inactivity can boost chances of being diagnosed with certain cancers. Are you sitting on the sofa and letting life pass you by? A new study suggests that being a couch potato can increase the risk of being diagnosed with kidney and bladder cancer. Individuals that had lifetime recreational inactivity saw an increased risk of kidney cancer by 77 percent and bladder cancer risk increase of 73 percent. According to Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans for considerable health benefits engage in one of the following:
  1. 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) each week of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity (such as brisk walking or tennis)
  2. 75 minutes (1 hour and 15 minutes) each week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity (such as jogging or swimming laps)
  3. An equivalent combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity
  Allen School of Health Sciences encourages a healthy lifestyle among our Medical Assistant and Nursing Assistant students, faculty and staff. The Brooklyn campus hosts, Work out Wednesdays and the Jamaica, Queens campus offers Fitness Fridays! Also, some instructors go on a brisk walk or jog with students near campus to keep students active on their lunch break. If you are a couch potato that has been considering going back to school for healthcare then contact us today at 877-591-8753 or check out our website to schedule an appointment today!

Sunny Summer: Wear Sunscreen

Allen School of Health Sciences wants our students to be reminded of the importance of wearing sunscreen during these warm and sunny months. We have been told our whole lives to wear sunscreen  n the market, so such as: hat, sunglasses, tance of applying for you and your family and use it.; however, a lot of people fail to realize the importance of applying it daily. Here are a few reasons why you should take the extra step in adding sunscreen to your daily routine:
  1. Reduces the risk of developing skin cancer
  2. Slows down pre-mature aging
  3. Helps to prevent uneven skin tone
  4. Helps to protect against sunburn
Fortunately, the skincare industry is continuously evolving and has created ways to incorporate sunscreen in makeup, moisturizers and lotions. Sunscreen is no longer that one type fits all, sticky, smelly lotion. There are many different kinds on the market: spray, water or sweat resistant, stick and also mineral. Find what works best for you and your family. Also, remember to wear other sun protective gear such as: hat, sunglasses and sun protective clothing. Allen School of Health Sciences encourages everyone to lead a healthy lifestyle to help prevent future health issues.

Why Start Classes in the Summer?

It is finally June, so the winter blues are behind us! Now is the perfect time to attend school while the weather is pleasant and warm. Allen School of Health Sciences has four simple reasons why you should attend school during the summer season.
  1. Weather – Living in a cold climate like New York City the winters can be a bit depressing and students have to find ways to stay motivated. However, once summer comes the weather is so beautiful and the days are longer. That alone can foster motivation to rise early and get to school on time.
  2. Mood – Warm weather can influence your mood. A good mood can equate to positive outcomes. For example, good grades and perfect attendance.
  3. Bucket List – Completing post-secondary education is a bucket list item for a lot of people. Now is the perfect time to accomplish this goal!
  4. New Year’s Resolutions – Every year we think of new items we want to accomplish by year end. Time flies and the year is now half way gone. How many of your resolutions have you accomplished?
Begin your summer with a goal oriented mind set, so time sensitive goals like enrolling in school can become a priority. Do not waste any more time trying to figure out perfect time because there is no perfect time.  If you are done making excuses and want to advance in your career call us today at 877-591-8753 or visit

Patient Customer Service

Healthcare professionals are commonly focused solely on taking care of patient’s healthcare needs. However, at the Allen School of Health Sciences we want our Medical Assistant and Nurse Assistant students to be well rounded and provide patients with the ultimate customer experience. Patients should be treated as customers. Excellent customer service can contribute to patients returning for future visits. The following tips can help ensure a great customer experience for patients:
  1. Greet – Welcome every patient that visits with a smile and simple open ended question.
  2. Courtesy – Always be courteous to every patient. Treat them how you would like to be treated.
  3. Manners – Use them! Make sure you are being respectful with your word choice and body language.
  4. The Customer is Always Right – This term is heard a lot among people that work in a customer focused career. No matter what, do not argue with a patient even if they are incorrect. Clearly and professionally communicate your point.
  5. Thank You – Never forget to thank patients for coming in for their appointment visit. A simple “thank you” goes a long way and it is greatly appreciated.
Do you have great customer service skills and a passion for helping others? If so, then we want to meet with you at one of our campus locations in Brooklyn or Queens, New York. If you live in the Phoenix metropolitan area we have campus in the West Valley. Please visit our website at or call us directly at 877-591-8753

Our Graduates are Everywhere!

Allen School of Health Sciences Graduates are everywhere. We were established over 56 years ago and maintain a host of relationships with healthcare facilities. Recently, we started an “I Got Hired” campaign that focuses solely on our Medical Assistant and Nurse Assistant students that were hired from internship or with the assistance of Career Services. Allen School would like to share and recognize a handful of the facilities our graduates are employed at:
  • Northwell Heath
  • Sinai
  • UMD Urgent Care
  • RJ Medical & Urgent Care
  • Soni Medical
  • Prominis Medical
  • NYU Langone Medical Center
  • New York Presbyterian
  • Housing Works
  • New Franklin Rehabilitation Center
Unfortunately, we are unable to list every facility, but we are beyond grateful for all the facilities that host our interns and/or hire our amazing students. Thank you, from everyone at the Allen School of Health Sciences.

Employer Testimonials

The Allen School of Health Sciences is always proud to get positive feedback from our students and internship sites. Our awesome Career Services Department recently received a couple great testimonials from two of our Medical Assistant internship sites. We would love to share with you their kind words. Dr. Friedman & Dr. Meller: We’ve been using the medical assistant interns for the past 3 years.  We rotate them every 11 weeks.  I am happy to report that we’ve always received good students to work at our busy practice.  They are polite and respectful people who are smart quick learners and are eager to perform any task given to them.  Usually we are sad to see them go. I always recommend this school whenever possible.  Most providers do not want to take the time to train interns every 11 weeks, however, the school makes it easy for us because the professors, advisors and coordinators work closely with the students and prepare them well for the work environment.  Over the years, I’ve developed a close relationship with the career advisor, Ms. Martha Hantzandreou.  She always ensures that we get a good match for our practice.  She’s very accommodating and never disappoints.  I look forward to continuing a good work relationship with the school and helping many more interns. Dr. Youssef Alraei: I am writing to you to tell you how satisfied I am with the quality of students from The Allen School. Students that come from Allen School have been hard-working, pleasant, and respectful. All interns have expressed throughout internship an eagerness for knowledge that conveys to me not only that they want to learn, but want to continue learning in the medical profession. Both my previous and current office managers are Allen school alumni. Needless to say, I hope to continue the relationship between my practice and The Allen School for a long time to come. Thank you, to all of the internship sites that host our Medical Assistants and Nursing Assistants. Also, Allen School of Health Sciences Career Services departments at all campus for connecting students with facilities where they can thrive.

Millennials and Healthcare

Millennials are sometimes critiqued for the things they do differently than generations that came before them. They have even taken it upon themselves to approach healthcare uniquely. Healthcare professionals, here are a few items to take into consideration with Millennial patients:
  1. Homework – The tech savvy millennials research their health concerns on the internet before seeing a healthcare professional.
  2. Quick Care – Millennials do not want to wait around for healthcare appointments. Sometimes it could take weeks before being seen by a general practitioner. Instead, they opt for urgent care or clinics due to the convenience of possibly being seen same day.
  3. Every Penny Counts – Millennials want to know estimates before committing to medical treatment. This young generation wants to try to prevent financial surprises as out-of-pocket costs continuously rise.
  4. Word of Mouth – They want to know what patients are saying. Online reviews are important to Millennials as they research healthcare facilities and healthcare providers.
  5. Health Technology – Millennials look at health holistically and incorporate technology for day-to-day health maintenance. For example, wearable sensor fitness bands with corresponding phone apps are commonly loved by Millennials.
Medical Assistants and Medical Insurance Billing and Coders take in to consideration this generation’s healthcare approach. It is time to get creative, embrace technology and make it a priority to make some changes to become preferred amongst Millennials. Click here to learn more about Millennials and healthcare.

Exercise and Heart Health

Do you exercise? The benefits of exercising are substantial. There are many reasons why people exercise whether it is to satisfy their body image goals or more so for preventative purposes. Whichever it is, there is good news for fitness enthusiast. Recently, a new study indicated that physically active individuals have a heightened chance of surviving a heart attack versus individuals that do not exercise. The article was recently published in European Journal of Preventive Cardiology and stated that people that exercise may develop collateral blood vessels. By developing these blood vessels in the heart it ensures that enough blood is being pumped to the heart even after there is a blockage.  Also, levels of chemical substances may increase due to exercise resulting in less heart injury because of increased blood flow from a heart attack. Allen School’s Medical Assisting program has an Echocardiogram (EKG) course that teaches students about the functions of the heart, how to perform and interoperate basic rhythms and recognize rhythm abnormalities. Exercise has been proven to be beneficial for the overall health of people. These findings serve as another great reason to continue your workout regimen or get started with one! If you would like to read the full article then Click Here Allen School of Health Sciences encourages our students across all campuses to workout. Every week we host Workout Wednesday’s in the evening for current students. If you are a Medical Assisting or Nursing Assisting student then contact Student Services for time and location.

“I Got Hired” Campaign

Will I land a job post-graduation? This is a familiar question among potential and current students. This concern has grown within the last few years. It has truly been challenging for students graduating from higher education programs nationally to find employment. Allen School of Health Science is well aware of this concern and we work diligently to partner with our students to help them find employment. A couple weeks ago we launched a new Campaign conveniently named, “I Got Hired.” This Campaign focuses on recent Allen School graduates that were either hired from their Medical Assisting Internship or hired to work at a different facility with the help of Career Services. Our ultimate goal is to celebrate successful Alumni that pave the way and represent the Allen School of Health Sciences with pride. We want to recognize them for the achievement of launching their career as a Healthcare Professional and share their successes with prospective and current students. In order, to celebrate their successes we request a short 30 second or less video highlighting the following:
  • Full Name
  • Site Hired – Internship or Employer Name
  • Experience on Internship
  • End the video saying, “I got hired!”
View one of our first winners, Success Bonds video! We have had the honor of having her as a student twice for both our Medical Billing and Coding program and Medical Assisting. Are you ready to start a competitive healthcare program and possibly get hired from internship? If so, then contact us today at 877-591-8753 or visit our website:    

AIDS Awareness

The Institution for HOPE Campaign for May is AIDS Awareness month! There are a few events occurring institution wide to raise awareness. Also, every Thursday and Friday in the month of May wear RED! There are red Allen School AIDS awareness t-shirts available for purchase in Student Services and 100% of the proceeds will be donated. AIDS Workshop The events do not stop there. Thursday, May 18, 2017 Allen School Brooklyn will be hosting an AIDS Workshop. It will kick off with a Bake Sale fundraiser at 10:30AM followed by a guest speaker from Housing Works at noon. AIDS Walk New York Every year the Allen School of Health Sciences participates in AIDS Walk New York. This year it will be held in Central Park on Sunday, May 21, 2017. We encourage all of our Nursing Assistant and Medical Assisting students from both Brooklyn and Jamaica campuses to attend. Students please bring your friends and family as well to support a great cause. Sign up is available in Student Services! Allen School of Health Sciences encourages both students and potential students to learn more about the AIDS Walk New York and how to give back to the community on