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bridget in Lawrenceville, Georgia

71 months ago

I have been out of medical assistant field for about ten years. And would love to know if there are any refresher courses offered in Norcross, Georgia.

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Coty

71 months ago

I actually just finished up with school about 6 months ago and have been working at a pain specialist office. Beight that its a specialty office, I didn't get to practice everything I learned. I'm planning to change jobs soon but before I do, I'd like to take some sort of course where I can practice what I learned in school before I jump into it with no experience in certain areas. Mainly I would like to practice some more blood drawing and injections. Those are the main things I have not been able to do in the office I'm in now. Does anyone know where I could take a course to practice these skills? I live in Jacksonville Florida.

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SHEILA LARSEN in Anderson, Texas

70 months ago

I'VE ATTENTED A MEDICAL ASSISTANT SCHOOL.
NOW I HAVE BEEN AWAY FROM THE FIELD FOR 10 YEARS.
WHERE CAN I GO TO TAKE A FRESHER COURSE.
HOUSTON, TEXAS

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Victoriaprc8 in Portsmouth, Ohio

67 months ago

Dear MaryGilmore,

Your best chances at this point would be to get your certification. This si necessary for medical assistants today. You might try looking for internships also. Hope I helped.

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Lorraine Tuttle in Grants Pass, Oregon

67 months ago

GreyLover said: Hi,

I have been a medical assistant for many years. Graduated with
an associates degree. Have been out of the field for a few years
and am now looking to start back up. Does anyone know if there are
any refresher courses available to take in the greater Philly area?

Hello, my thoughts exactly. I would like to get back into the field but would like to "refresh" myself. I was Certified with an associates degree as well. I live in Southern Oregon, specifically Jackson or Josephine county. Any suggestions?

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Katie in Indianapolis, Indiana

67 months ago

GreyLover said: Hi,

I have been a medical assistant for many years. Graduated with
an associates degree. Have been out of the field for a few years
and am now looking to start back up. Does anyone know if there are
any refresher courses available to take in the greater Philly area?

go to aama-ntl.org and look for your chapter. this site has helped me alot

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Lorraine Tuttle in Grants Pass, Oregon

67 months ago

Hello Katie! thank you for your reply. I used to be a member of AAMA. I'll look them up.

Lorraine

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Judith LaPlante in Brookfield, Wisconsin

67 months ago

Helmia: Don't be discouraged..............I know it is frustrating..............is it possible to relocate.............I live near Milwaukee and we have courses available for you at WCTC..........I am in the same boat but much older than you.....Judie

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Shannon in Laguna Niguel, California

67 months ago

This is Crazy! We paid a lot of money for this degree! There HAS to be a refresher course! I called Bryman today and spoke to a lady who told me she has never heard of one. Let's do our research and see if we can find something, then post what we find. Maybe we can help each other out with this.
Good luck to all!

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Lauren in Germantown, Maryland

66 months ago

I just looked at Everest for a course as a Cert.RMA, $14,000!, I graduated and past the states examine... but it has been many years..Wow, are they any refresher courses out....Help!

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Ebony in Columbia, South Carolina

66 months ago

Hi, I graduated from Medical Careers Institute in 2000, and I have not worked in the field since then. I am still fluent with the medical terminology terms, and was wondering if there was a refreshers course offered somewhere in the Columbia South Carolina area.

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indi in Springfield, Massachusetts

66 months ago

I graduated from a medical assistants in 1996 and i never worked in the medical field but i am now trying to get back in the medical field for chances of a steadier more secure future is there a refresher course in the spfld, mass area i am in need of help !!!!!

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ashika deo in vancouver, Washington

66 months ago

i graduated from medical assistants in 2003, trying to go back in medical field, is there any refresher course in vancouver washington or portland or

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joy_climes in Atlanta, Georgia

65 months ago

I took the certefication test for medical assistant back in 2005. I failed my test by four points and I wanted to know if there are any refresher courses I could take in the Atlanta/East Point area so I can try to take my test again.

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Cynthia in Tulare, California

64 months ago

Is there a refresher course for Medical Assistant in the San Diego County? Please help, need to tak ethe cerification test.

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tamar in Boston, Massachusetts

64 months ago

Shannon,there are no refresher courses. IT JUST PROVES THAT ALL THEY WANT IS TO TAKE YOUR MONEY,AND LEAVE YOU IN THE DUST.i just called the local MA school,and the lady on the hotline pretended like she knew what i was talking about,but i could tell she didnt. she then transferred me to an admissions councelors,telling me to get my other transcrips from my old school to see where i could "pick off" from where i last started. i aint paying no money.NO REFRESHER COURSE PEOPLE! you gotta pay...again

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momei@juno.com

61 months ago

Hi,I live in oakland california and would like to know where I can go for refresher course in alameda county.Thank you,Bernadette

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lana murillo in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

61 months ago

Hi i,ve have been a certified medical assistant since 1996 and
i have not had a job.Where can i take a refreshment course.
lake park florida

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oc nava in Houston, Texas

60 months ago

Ive went to school for medical assistant in 2002 but i never took my certification exam and i never practice working at a clinic. Now i am trying to work as a medical assistant at a clinic but i need to be certified 1st. i went back to my school where i gratuated from n they told me that i have to talk the whole medical assistant again since it been several years now but them i called the place where you call to register for the certification test and they told me to take a refresh course but i don't know where to go. I went back to the school that i went to become a medical assistant and they do offer the refresh couses but only for people that gratuated no longer than 2 yrs ago so i don't qualify. Does anyone out there know where i can take refresh courses at.

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motan302@robertmorris.edu in Chicago, Illinois

60 months ago

Hi, I graduted from medical assistant on 2005 but haven't work since my graduation do anyone know if there are refresher course in chicago? where can I take them? its more diffidult becase I have no references. I really wanted to work in this field.
Thank you in advance for your help.

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judithe

59 months ago

I am a Doctor from Venezuela. 5 applied for Medical Assistant with ARMA isn 2004, but I never worked like Medical Assistant. Now, I want to do it and I need it. I would like to begin very soon.
Please, let me know what do I have to do.
Waiting for your answer. Thanks,

Judith

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Colorado Springs, CO in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

59 months ago

Shannon in Laguna Niguel, California said: This is Crazy! We paid a lot of money for this degree! There HAS to be a refresher course! I called Bryman today and spoke to a lady who told me she has never heard of one. Let's do our research and see if we can find something, then post what we find. Maybe we can help each other out with this.
Good luck to all!

I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM! I called everest to ask about refresher courses and they acted like i was a crazy person. I have been out of the field for two years because my husband is military and i had to move around. bryman told it's students we could come back to our classroom anytime and brush up on our skills....one problem......i dont live there anymore, and it isn't bryman anymore, and they closed my campus! i paid a riduculous amount of money for that "diploma"..... all i want is to be able to be competitive in the job market. I cannot honestly say that i would remember my all my skills in phlebotomy or labwork... i mean, HELLO! It's been a while! Why can't we have the same kinds of refresher courses and continuing education that nurses have access to!

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Stacey Adams in ware, Massachusetts

58 months ago

indi in Springfield, Massachusetts said: I graduated from a medical assistants in 1996 and i never worked in the medical field but i am now trying to get back in the medical field for chances of a steadier more secure future is there a refresher course in the spfld, mass area i am in need of help !!!!!

Indi
I am in the same boat, I graduated in 97'and became registered and the hospital(baystate)I was hired by only recognized certified. So I was a medical receptionist for 6 years and now after taking a 5 year break and letting all my certifications go I am looking to get back into medical assisting without having to go back to school all over again. Did you ever find a refresher course?? Any info would be great!

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kiwi in Mount Holly, New Jersey

57 months ago

I am also looking for a refresher course. I graduated from Chubb Institute in 2007, and I became certified in May of 2009. I have applied for several jobs and have been turned away for not having enough experience. How is anyone supposed to gain experience without having the opportunity to display the skills they already have? I even offered to volunteer my time to gain the experience necessary to qualify me for the position, and still no luck. I guess its all about who you know and not what you know. I have an associate I know from our children attending the same school, anyway she has no experience, no certification, and she was recently hired in a doctors office as a medical assistant. I don't think that's fair for those who spend thousands of dollars for these courses and have a very hard time gaining employment. I think we should sue these so-called Medical Assistant institutions for false advertisement. Good luck to you all on this never ending journey.

Kishia from Jersey

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LynBees in Deltona, Florida

56 months ago

I am looking for a refresher course in Deltona Fla. I have a Assoc. Degree in Med. Asst. I received in Dec. 2006. I worked on job for only 2 mos. it did not work out. Since then I've not had a med asst. job its been a little over 2 years. I did well on my externship but I could tell I didn't receive the best treatment as a candidate for a job there. I'm beginning to think it is because of my age, I turned 60 in Sept. When I started school as asked them if my age would be a problem they of course said no. I received a 3.60 grade average at graduation. However, I still owe money I cannot pay because I still don't have a job. I feel I now need a refresher course that costs nothing or next to nothing being I still owe already. I would appreciate any help in these matters.

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JEANNETTE CANTWELL in Wilmington, Delaware

56 months ago

I ALSO AM INTERESTED IN REFRESHER COURSE IN MEDICAL ASSISTING. I WAS A CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND. I HAVE NOT WORKED IN ABOUT TEN YEARS. I LIVE IN WILMINGTON DELAWARE. I WELCOME OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND-REFRESH MY KNOWLEDGE. I GRADUATED FROM THE MEDIX SCHOOL IN TOWSON, MARYLAND WITH 3.8 AVE. PERFECT ATTENDENCE AND MISS WORKING.

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LynBees in Deltona, Florida

56 months ago

Hello Jeannette,

If I learn anything of value I'll let you know. I hope to find work soon as I need to desparately. Thank you for your comment. LynBees

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Chelady in Murrieta, California

56 months ago

I'm interested in finding a refresher course in riverside ca. for Administrative Medical Assistant.

I took this course in 2000 and I didn't get certified now I would like to get back into this field.

Does anyone out there know where I can take a refresh course at.

Thank you

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Tracy H in Raleigh, North Carolina

55 months ago

Does anyone know is there is a refreshed course in the Raleigh NC area??? I graduated from a medical assisting course back in 1996...Thanks for your help!!! :)

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Victoriaprc8 in Portsmouth, Ohio

55 months ago

You might try finding out where the Certification board is and get in touch with them.

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kishia B. in Browns Mills, New Jersey

55 months ago

I finally contacted the institute I graduated from, and have been taking refresher courses for the last month. I was informed by the school that any time a former graduate needs any assistance the school is supposed to provide it. I know it may have been several years that has past,but maybe those looking for refresher courses should contact their former institute, also you can volunteer at hospitals and clinics that might help as well. There is always someone that is willing to help, but you just how to know where to find them. Good luck and stay motivated don't give up.

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shalee in Dacula, Georgia

54 months ago

I have been a medical assistant for a few years living in NY, I am now living in Georgia for three years and would like to know where can i go to do a refresher course in medical assistant. thanks Shalee

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Carol in Ypsilanti, Michigan

54 months ago

Does anyone know of a refresher course in Michigan, for Medical Assisting.

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cameronm in Beaverton, Oregon

54 months ago

Boy, I didn't realize that there are a lot of us in the same boat, ie, needing refresher courses! I graduated as a certifed medical assistant in 1985. I've been in the medical field ever since; however the last 12 years I've been a medical insurance processor. Well around here, jobs are scare. I lost mine in Dec 2008.So,I thought Id like to take some refresher courses, learn Centricity?? and EMR -I know I can learn them but apparently I can't get hired without knowing these things. Also the Medical Society of Portland -which is a medical placement agency that many medical facilities in the Portland Metro area deal with, won't even look at you if you don't have RECENT experience. Oh, and did I mention RECENT PAID experience and 1 year of that to boot!-so forget about getting an apprenticeship, especially if looking for work right away. I'd hate to go back to square one-and I don't know about you all, I certainly can't afford it. If anyone knows where there are refresher courses are in the Portland Metro area please let me know. In fact--educators out there-You get a clue- come up with this curriculum now PLEASE

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Lindynme in Brookfield, Wisconsin

54 months ago

I sympathize with all of you looking for a refresher course............there seem to be none.........................I'm in Milwaukee area and am finding the same problems........................Judie

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alm001 in New Port Richey, Florida

53 months ago

I was told that as long as you are working in the medical field for two years or more you can challenge the medical assisting course. I would find graduating students and see if you can buy their books so you can study for the test. I never took the test but graduated from the medical assisting program. I never really worried about it. There are places that will take you on as a medical assistant even if you are not certified. You might have to work the front office for a while until you get experience to work back office. But it actually up to the Dr's office discretion if you need to be certified or not.

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Tracey Williams in West Palm Beach, Florida

52 months ago

I see there is a lot of us looking for the same thing Refresher courses. I am currently working for the Palm Beach County Court House in West Palm Beach Florida.
Things are changing and i really would like to get back into the medical field. It has been 11yrs now since I have been off the scene. I past my broads exam back in 1992 and I didn't continue with my educational classes nor did I renew my license. I wish I would have stayed with it. Lesson learned. Can someone point us all in the right direction.

Looking for answers

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Lindyme in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

52 months ago

Judith LaPlante in Brookfield, Wisconsin said: Boy do I appreciate your comments-I graduated from a Medical Assistant Program in 1981--Certified in 1981. I was out of the field for 20 years and returned to Dermatology in 2002............I was out of field again in 2005..I really miss patient care and my profession..........need refresh courses.........I will check on Penn-Foster and Stratford Institute but where would you get the practical experience???[Jo/QUOTE]

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Tracey Williams in West Palm Beach, Florida

52 months ago

Thanks Judith. Keep us posted.

Looking for answers

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kayash81@yahoo.com in Norristown, Pennsylvania

52 months ago

Hi, I took a medical assistance program with national institute of technology which is now everst institute. I was wondering if there was a refresher course in the metro Detroit.Area

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cameronm in Beaverton, Oregon

52 months ago

Hi. For all of us who have previously obtained a certification in Medical Assisting, you can contact the AAMA and see if they have you on record. I got mine in 1986 and sure enough,they had me on file. So I plan on joining my local chapter here in Oregon and studying on my own then scheduling a time to recertify so I can be a CMA again. Since there are no refresher courses here in Oregon-this is the best way to go. Also you might be able to work in an office, maybe front office and they might give you the opportunity to work in the back (with supervison) to gain and or practice your medical assisting skills. The American Association of Medical Assistants website has a wealth of info, including contacts and local chapters (costs of joining etc) take the time to go through it-great info for recertification inluding practice exams You might be suprised to know what you retained when you take the practice exams for medical terminolgy and anatomy and phisology. Hope this helps .

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mela in Edgewood, Maryland

51 months ago

Hi my name is mela, I graduate in 2008 with an associate degree in medical assistance. I havnt had a job were I could utilize the skills that I learn throw the program, Where can I find a place in Maryland that can refresh my mind, so that I would be able to get a job

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Ken Ken Wallace in Atlanta, Georgia

51 months ago

Hey, I have been out of medical assistant fiel, myself for about five years. And I would like to know if there are any refresher courses offered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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julio iglesias in san pablo, California

51 months ago

Does anyone know is there is a refreshed course for the CMA test in the bay area In CA. I would really appreciate your help.

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julio iglesias in san pablo, California

51 months ago

Shannon in Laguna Niguel, California said: This is Crazy! We paid a lot of money for this degree! There HAS to be a refresher course! I called Bryman today and spoke to a lady who told me she has never heard of one. Let's do our research and see if we can find something, then post what we find. Maybe we can help each other out with this.
Good luck to all!

I hope so, iam still looking for a refresher course so i can take the CMA test.

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Susan in Smithfield, North Carolina

49 months ago

Tracy H in Raleigh, North Carolina said: Does anyone know is there is a refreshed course in the Raleigh NC area??? I graduated from a medical assisting course back in 1996...Thanks for your help!!! :)

Hi, Just wondering what you were able to find out regarding refresher courses in the raleigh area? I've been a a stay at home mom for 11 years and was a cma before that & am having a hard time getting back into it. Thanks.

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Tracy in Garner, North Carolina

49 months ago

No, sorry have not found anything! I am still searching myself.

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casper in Las Vegas, Nevada

49 months ago

hi, i have been out of the medical field for more than 15 yrs. was wondering if there were any refresher courses offered in Las Vegas, or if you could give me some info on how i can get back into the medical field. thanks so much.

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Kay in Pompano Beach, Florida

46 months ago

tamar in Boston, Massachusetts said: Shannon,there are no refresher courses. IT JUST PROVES THAT ALL THEY WANT IS TO TAKE YOUR MONEY,AND LEAVE YOU IN THE DUST.i just called the local MA school,and the lady on the hotline pretended like she knew what i was talking about,but i could tell she didnt. she then transferred me to an admissions councelors,telling me to get my other transcrips from my old school to see where i could "pick off" from where i last started. i aint paying no money.NO REFRESHER COURSE PEOPLE! you gotta pay...again

Kay: Thank God someone has seen the light ! now in conjunction to the comment posted these so called schools are diploma mills that capitalize on people desire to improve themselves; and as for these jacked up degrees are just that jacked up, they (the so called schools) shouldn't offer associate/ bachelor degrees for courses that require a certificate !, but that's just plain greedy and unjustified to charge inflated tuition(s), but what do you expect from a DIPLOMA MILL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Kay in Pompano Beach, Florida

46 months ago

The state must be getting some major kick backs (cash) from these DIPLOMA MILLS to turn the other cheek so that they (DIPLOMA MILLS) can take advantage of its citizens it seems that these DIPLOMA MILLS are popping up everywhere all on the television oh not to mention the computer their dominating that !!, FOLKS please beware and do your research before even thinking let alone attending one of these DIPLOMA MILLS and please please BEWARE and may GOD bless you.

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