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Frequently Asked Questions

General questions about our campus, placement services, financial aid, and application requirements.

  • What makes the Allen School of Health Sciences different?

    The advantage of The Allen School over a traditional two-year community college is our accelerated program schedule. No unnecessary courses are required to graduate and get a head start directly into the medical career of your dreams. With three campuses – located in Phoenix, AZ; Jamaica/Queens, NY; and Brooklyn, NY – the Allen School of Health Services, having the medical career you want is within reach. Our accredited healthcare training classes are designed to truly prepare students for a career in the healthcare industry immediately. Our program offerings at all three campuses make us unique and stand out from the rest. The medical assisting programs are offered at all three campus locations, and nursing assistant programs are available at our two New York campuses. Our programs are tailored to provide hands-on experience directly in the field. Add the advantages of having access to volunteer and internship opportunities, so that you can truly learn the skills and tools necessary for a successful career. Classes offer a blended format, no waitlist and clinical support.

  • Is the Allen School of Health Sciences accredited?

    Yes. As an accredited healthcare school, we offer the highest quality education, preparing our students for their future careers in healthcare. When selecting a healthcare training program, accreditation and licenses are important aspects to keep in mind. Accreditation demonstrates a school’s quality and dedication to high standards; the Allen School of Health Sciences is proud to be both accredited and licensed.

  • What are the Allen School of Health Science's admission requirements?

    We strive to work with applicants who have a true passion for the healthcare field, as we believe that to be one of the greatest assets in a future graduate. The minimum requirements for admissions are: Be 17 years or older, and have a high school diploma or General Educational Development Diploma. All applicants must first meet state standard minimum requirements for admission and then be referred to the individual programs.

  • Does the Allen School provide career services assistance?

    Yes. The Allen School of Health Sciences has built strong relationships with employers in our communities, working hard to establish professional connections that will benefit our students. Graduates will be assigned a Career Services advisor who can use our 60-year reputation to their advantage.

    Affiliates: Mount Sinai Doctors, Northwell Health, NYU Family Health Centers, Nelson Menezes, MD, Arthritis and Osteoporosis Medical Associates - Weill Cornell Medicine, Thomasena Ellison, MD, Metro Community Health Centers, Inc., Jonathan Spitz, DC, Pain Management Medical Services, Stuto Foot and Ankle Group, Vanessa Jeffers, MD, Dennis Zoda, MD, P.C., The Brooklyn Hospital Center - Ambulatory Care Center, Brooklyn Heart, Brooklyn Cancer Care, Med Care Consultants, S.C. Malhotra M.D., Metro Community Health Centers, Inc. , Central Brooklyn Family & Physicians, Digestive Diseases & Diagnostic Treatment Center (South Brooklyn Endoscopy Center), All Care Podiatry PC, HP Medical - Dr. P, Moysik Medical P.C, ModernMD Urgent Care , Ahava Medical Urgent Care & Rehabilitation, Montrose Medical, Baisley Medical Services PC, Housing Works, Chowdhury Medical Care P.C., Health Check
    Yousseff Alraei MD, P.C., Brooklyn Women's Healthcare, Niranian Mittal, MD / Family Health, Jana Healthcare, Bay Ridge Family Doctors, Bay Ridge Dermatology, Idan Sharon, MD, Dr. Robert Seminara and Breakthrough Orthopedic to name a few.

  • Is Financial Aid available?

    In addition to general financial aid is available to those who qualify. Our team is more than happy to help you learn more about the opportunities available to you. Federal student aid is available as well as Grants, Loans, Scholarships, and Military Benefits. Ready to discuss your financial aid options? Contact our Financial Aid professionals today at (888) 569-7014. All information will be kept confidential.

  • How can I apply to the Allen School of Health Sciences?

    We are thrilled to help you take the first step towards achieving your dream career in the healthcare industry! The application process is within your reach, just complete the brief online request form, chat with one of our friendly representatives or call us directly at 1-888-569-7014.

  • Why should you become a healthcare professional?

    The option to choose a specialty: Medical assisting offers a lot of options. In this job, you can work with many different kinds of doctors and medical practices. Are you interested in pediatrics? Podiatry? Ophthalmology? Depending on what practices are in your area, there may be various job opportunities for you to specialize.

    A leadership role: As a medical assistant, you have a lot of control over what happens in a doctor’s office—from the time the patient leaves the waiting room until they see the doctor. You are the key connection between the receptionist in the front office and the nurses and doctors, and play a vital role in communicating and transferring patients efficiently. If you work in a small office, you may even handle many of the front office duties as well, including scheduling patient appointments.

    You can make changes during your career: Everyone who attends the Allen School of Health Sciences will have an externship in different kinds of healthcare environments, but you can choose your path to choose something different later on. You can choose an office that is larger or smaller, or that focuses on a different specialty. In the future, you may decide to pursue work as a nurse or a physician assistant. Even if you decide to stay at the same practice for many years, you could pursue other positions, such as an office manager. This training can open doors to a range of choices down the road.

    Physicians can train you for specific duties: Since medical assistants work directly under medical doctors, once you work at a practice, the doctor can teach you to perform any number of duties.  For example, you might do more than prepare patients and take their vital signs. A doctor could also teach you to handle additional duties, even ones you may not have trained in at school.

    Always something new to learn: Even if you stay in one position for a long period of time, there are always new things to learn in the changing world of healthcare! So, you won’t get bored if you’re focused on learning and adapting to new information, technology, and other innovations that will be coming your way all the time.

    You can find meaning at work: Helping people is a big part of this profession, and if you have a compassionate, nurturing nature, then you’re likely to find satisfaction in work that can help to make people’s lives better.

  • What's next for me after I graduate?

    Further your Qualifications with our Healthcare Management Program!

    The Healthcare Management Program at The Allen School of Health Sciences provides a curriculum that includes theory and skills in many areas including:
    - Compliance plans, strategic planning, risk management, and crisis management.
    - Identify empowerment skills and build one-on-one leadership abilities
    - Knowledge on the use telehealth, cloud computing, and web-based identification technology to benefit healthcare delivery.
    - Gain knowledge of the healthcare system operates and its impact on consumer-driven healthcare.
    - Health information networks.
    - Integrate concepts of ICD-10-CM procedural and diagnostic coding and reporting guidelines for reimbursement purposes.
    - Components of strategic planning and risk assessment.
    - Past and current healthcare trends and issues relating to technical, economic, political, and social forces effecting change
    - Organization of the CPT manual, including CPT guidelines and conventions.
    - Learn empowerment skills and build one-on-one leadership abilities
    - Federal and state programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and Worker’s Compensation
    - Identify the values of coaching and mentoring effectively
    - Human Resource policies and techniques in different facilities and environments of the healthcare field.
    - Respond to pandemics/natural disasters.
    - Preventive crisis management policies and procedures.
    - Describe social class in the United States, race and ethnicity, gender, and age and how these play a factor overall in health care

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  • Is Healthcare a Stable Career?

    If you’re considering a career as a medical assistant, your professional future involves fulfilling an essential role in healthcare. Medical assistants have a broad range of responsibilities, helping contribute to the successful operation of a healthcare facility – and ensuring that doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals are able to treat and care for patients effectively. You can work as a medical assistant in many different settings, ranging from private practices to large hospitals and other facilities. It’s a position that is in high demand and one that will always be relevant to today’s healthcare systems. Anytime you decide to pursue a certain career path, you want to be confident that you’re making the right choice for your future – and medical assisting is no different.

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