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The University of Providence Medical Assistant Certificate program is a highly competitive program offered to individuals interested in a unique opportunity to provide administrative and clinical assistance in patient care settings.

Application Requirements

To apply to the program, each perspective student must complete the following:

  • University Program Application that includes a brief essay
  • Submit proof of High School diploma or GED (must send official transcript to the university)

Admission Requirements

All students seeking admission into the Medical Assistant Certificate Program are required to obtain and pay for a Criminal Background Check, Drug Screen, Proof of Immunizations, and Proof of CPR Certification after they are admitted into the program.  Click here to access Verified Credentials (a 3rd party vendor) the University of Providence uses to manage all requirements.  As part of your academic program you will spend time in a learning lab and clinical placement site that includes contact with clients and/or patients.  This requirement will ensure that precautions are taken to protect clients/patients.

The results of the background check and drug screen or failure to submit proof of immunizations may determine if you will be fully admitted to the program.  You must inform the Dean or Director of the program if you are convicted of a crime while enrolled in your educational program.  Each learning lab and clinical site will be informed that a background check, drug screen, and proof of immunizations has been completed.

For PSJH and Partner Organization Caregivers: The background check and drug screen will be waived for you as long as you do not have a break in your academic program (i.e. take a semester off) and you stay employed with PSJH and partner organizations.

Caregivers are still required to submit proof of immunizations and CPR Certification to Verified Credentials.  Proof of immunizations can include 1) already documented immunizations that you upload 2) Complete your immunizations through your local employee health department that you upload 3) complete the immunizations using Verified Credentials.

Program Immersion

Spring (January) 2021 Program Immersion Information:

  • Due to Covid-19 our mandatory face to face immersion is being moved to a virtual environment.  We have scheduled two dates for you to choose from to join us.  The virtual immersion is still mandatory and you will need to attend the entire time.
    • January 2021 TBD

Program Materials

All students must have access to a computer in order to complete their online course work.  Students must also have experience with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.  It is recommended that students complete free tutorials for these programs from the Microsoft website.

Student Handbook