Please welcome Jamie Gill-Sanchez as the new medical assistant program chair at the Minnesota School of Business-Lakeville campus. Jamie comes to us with three years of certified medical assistant experience from Allina Health as well as with prior home healthcare aide experience. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, an Associate of Applied Science in Broadcasting as well as medical assisting.
Jamie’s favorite part of teaching is “to watch the development of skills and the application of critical thinking based on what students have just learned.” She comes to the Lakeville campus with multiple goals for the medical assistant program including, “to increase certification exam passing and employment rates. I would love it if each of the students that went out to externship passed their exam on the first try and were hired to work at their externship site.”
In order to increase the certification exam passing rate, Jamie says, “Students that have graduated, but have not completed the CMA (Certified Medical Assistant) certification exam through the American Association of Medical Assistants, or that have taken it and failed at their first attempt can sit in on the upcoming CMA Review course offered in upcoming quarters. This is free for alumni, and is awesome prep in advance of the exam.”
Jamie went on to say that, “Former students should contact their campus’ current program chair by phone or email with any questions they have pertaining to the field of medical assisting. Many graduates might be surprised to find out how many resources they could be provided free of charge for exam prep. They can get assistance in scheduling the certification exam, and also ask questions that they may have just generally pertaining to the field of medical assisting.
Caring about students and their success does not end once they graduate. It is our responsibility and duty to continue to check in on our alumni to ensure that we have done everything possible to ensure their success.”