Lehigh Valley Physician Group’s (LVPG) medical assistant program provides all the training you need – with no experience or college degree required – and at no cost to you.

Do you see yourself working in health care but don’t know where to start? It’s easier than ever to grow your career with Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) as a medical assistant with an option to fit your schedule.

Accelerated MA Trainee Program

The accelerated MA trainee program provides a fast, full-time option to get you certified and working as soon as possible. Over the course of 18–20 weeks, you will gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed as a medical assistant in a doctor’s office through virtual self-study lectures as well as in-person training guided by experienced professionals.

Applications for the next cohort opening soon. Stay tuned for further information. 

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Consider the details of the Accelerated MA Trainee Program as you make your decision to apply 

 Accelerated MA Trainee Program
SchoolCOPE Health Solutions
Program Duration18 weeks
Time CommitmentFull-time, 40 hours per week
CostApproximately $300 (textbook, scrubs and supplies)
LVPG EmploymentWork in a doctor’s office as a trainee as soon as you start school
Application DeadlinesSee application deadline table


Program Dates

CohortApplication DeadlineProgram StartProgram End
3September 22, 2023November 6, 2023March 29, 2024
4February 15, 2024April 1, 2024August 15, 2024
5July 15, 2024September 2, 2024January 15, 2025

*If your preferred timeline isn’t yet open for submission, please submit an interest form at the bottom of the page and our team will reach out to you once applications open.



Frequently Asked Questions

LVHN is one of the largest employers and the health care provider of choice in eastern Pennsylvania. Our nearly 20,000 health care professionals take pride in what they do and are driven by our mission to heal, comfort and care for the people of our community.

When you begin your career as a medical assistant, the possibilities in health care are endless. At LVHN, we encourage and support all our colleagues and community members to pursue their professional goals. Given the size and breadth of our health network, there are numerous opportunities to grow a career over a professional lifetime at LVHN.

Yes, you may reapply. In your new application, please highlight new insights or learning you’ve done since your previous application. Be sure to re-evaluate your resume and supplementary materials submitted. Please don’t submit the exact same application.

If you’d like help with submitting a robust application, contact lvhn@copescholarma.com or watch for an upcoming application workshop.

Focus on the application and interview process. Spend time on formatting and updating your resume and cover letter. Dress professionally for the interview and try to put your best foot forward. Interviews can cause nervousness and it’s not always easy to appear confident; but remember, we’ve all been there, and the interviewers are there to support your success.

Use great references. These are a key component of your application. You need at least three professional references for successful onboarding to the programs.

Accelerated MA Trainee Program

To learn more about the accelerated MA trainee program, reach out to Shante Williams, Senior Consultant, COPE Health Solutions.

Email Shante Williams