Surging demand for medical assistants spurred UCLA Health to create a new program that prepares students for a career in the medical field.
The length of the UCLA Medical Assistant Program ensures that students are prepared to work in the field immediately upon completion and meets all of the accreditation requirements by CAAHEP, allowing students to potentially work anywhere in the country. The UCLA Medical Assistant Program also requires students to sit for the national certification exam, the National CMA.
A scholarship available through the UCLA School of Medicine is given to students who are accepted into the program. The scholarship covers most of the cost of the program. Students paid an average of about $5,000 out of pocket over the year to complete the program.
Applications for the next round will open on March 1, 2019.