How to Prepare to Start Your Medical Assisting Program in the New Year

Preparing to start a Medical Assisting program in the new year requires careful planning and organization. Here are some steps to help you get ready:

  • Research The Program: Gather information about the Medical Assisting program you plan to join, then look into the curriculum, prerequisites, and any specific requirements. Familiarize yourself with the program’s website, admission process, and deadlines. At the Allen School of Health Sciences, our admissions department is here to assist you in making an educated decision about a new career in the healthcare field.
  • Meet The Prerequisites: Ensure you meet all the prerequisites for the program; This may include completing certain courses, obtaining specific certifications (such as CPR or first aid), or fulfilling any other requirements. If you haven’t met all the prerequisites, plan to complete them before the program starts.
  • Financial Planning: Determine the cost of the program including tuition, fees, textbooks, and any other expenses. You should also explore financial aid options, scholarships, or grants that may be available to you. Creating a budget is a great idea so you’re able to consider your finance management during the program. The Allen School of Health Sciences has financial aid for those students who apply and qualify. Students will have their personal financial aid advisor who will assist them throughout the process.
  • Time Management: Assess your current commitments and responsibilities to determine how you will manage your time during the program. Medical Assistant programs can be demanding, so plan to ensure you have enough time for studying, attending classes, and completing assignments. Make any necessary adjustments to your schedule or commitments and clear any roadblocks you might have so you can start your new career in the medical field in 2024!
  • Gather Required Documents: Find out what documents you need to submit for admission to the program; This may include transcripts, letters of recommendation, a resume, or a personal statement. Collect these documents and ensure they are up to date and readily available.
  • Review Medical Terminology: Familiarize yourself with medical terminology, as it will be a significant part of your medical assisting program. Consider purchasing a medical terminology textbook or using online resources to study and practice.
  • Network And Connect: Reach out to current or former students of the Medical Assisting program you plan to join; They can provide valuable insights, advice, and tips to help you prepare. Additionally, consider joining professional organizations or online forums related to a Medical Assistant program to connect with others in the field.
  • Take Care Of Yourself: Prioritize self-care and well-being before starting your program. Get enough rest, eat well, and engage in activities that help you relax and recharge. Starting a Medical Assistant program can be physically and mentally demanding, so taking care of yourself is crucial.
  • Set Goals: Establish clear goals and objectives for your Medical Assistant program. Reflect on why you chose this career path and what you hope to achieve because having a clear vision will help you stay motivated and focused throughout the program.

Contact the Allen School of Health Sciences to assist you in preparing yourself to start your Medical Assistant program in the new year. We look forward to you becoming part of the Allen School family in 2024! Contact us today.

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