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LVPG Covers Tuition Cost for Medical Assistant Students

Program offers free tuition and employment in a physician practice

Lehigh Valley Physician Group’s (LVPG) Medical Assistant (MA) Trainee Program.

Ayesha Ali has big aspirations for a career in health care. She’s working toward becoming a physician assistant (PA). Many PA schools require applicants to complete a certain number of direct patient-care hours to enroll in the program.

As Ayesha explored her options for completing these direct patient-care hours, she came across Lehigh Valley Physician Group (LVPG)'s Medical Assistant (MA) Trainee Program. The program covers the cost of tuition for students enrolled in a medical assistant program. Plus, medical assistant trainees have the opportunity to earn extra money by putting their new clerical and clinical skills to work in an LVPG physician practice while they’re still in school.

“The role is exciting and fun. I really enjoyed earning my diploma, as well as working part-time to apply my skills in a real-world setting.” - Ayesha Ali

“My manager is great, and she is super accommodating and understanding,” Ayesha says. “The role is exciting and fun. I really enjoyed earning my diploma, as well as working part-time to apply my skills in a real-world setting.”

Other benefits of the program include:

  • Opportunity to work in preferred specialty
  • Guaranteed placement as a medical assistant in an LVPG practice after graduation
  • Eligible for medical assistant advanced role

Growing a career as a medical assistant

When you begin your career as a medical assistant, the possibilities in health care are endless.

For Ayesha, a career as a medical assistant provides the experience in a clinical setting she needs to pursue her goals. She’s currently in college full-time and working as a per diem medical assistant.

“It’s been a great opportunity for me,” Ayesha says. “Now that I completed medical assistant training and received my diploma, I am working per diem. I am currently shadowing other MAs in the float pool and learning a lot from them as well. I enjoy learning about different specialty areas I can work in.”

Internal consulting resources at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) encourage and support all colleagues to pursue their professional goals. Given the size and breadth of the health network, there are numerous opportunities to grow a career over a professional lifetime at LVHN.

Ready to get started?

The first step is to submit an application at A talent acquisition colleague will work with medical assistant trainees on the process to enroll in school and connect trainees with opportunities to work in an LVPG practice.

Partner schools include:

  • Lincoln Technical Institute, Allentown campus
  • Northampton Community College, Bethlehem and Monroe campuses
  • McCann School of Business & Technology, Allentown campus
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville campus
  • Fortis Institute, Scranton campus
  • Monroe Career & Technical Institute
  • Penn State University, Hazleton campus

In addition to these partner schools, Kim Korner, DNP, Vice President of Clinical Services for LVPG, says other medical assistant training programs can be considered. “We can partner with any school that has a program, as long as we can review the curriculum,” Korner says.

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